At Kellerman Dental patients come in for a variety of services, including a teeth cleaning Glen Carbon, oral exams, help with treating sore gums and cavities, and gum disease. Our offices are made to help you feel relaxed and welcome and we are true professionals in the field who know how to provide friendly, patient and individual care.
Dental cleanings are slightly different from periodontal cleanings. Dental cleanings mainly clean the mouth of bacteria and prevent plaque and tartar from building up. We do this by scraping off plaque and tartar with a special tool. During a periodontal cleaning, we use special instruments to get deep under the gums. These instruments get in places where regular brushes can’t, and help to clean places that are normally impossible to get to with a regular toothbrush. The purpose of the periodontal cleaning is to try to save the teeth from gum disease. Periodontal cleanings can help relieve the swelling and inflammation that gum disease causes and allows the mouth to heal. A periodontal cleaning is done when there is severe gum loss or gum disease. A teeth cleaning Glen Carbon is meant to remove food and debris out from the deep pockets inside the gums, where bacteria hides.
A teeth cleaning Glen Carbon should be done at least once a year. Because our cleanings are thorough, most patients only need one every year, while others who have dental problems or gum disease may need two to three a year. A periodontal cleaning is done as needed, or to control gum disease. Sometimes 4 cleanings are done in order to completely rid all pockets of bacteria. We provide both kinds of cleanings at our office and in our offices during short, simple procedures. For more information call one of our staff for help or advice.