South Charlotte NC Dental Care
At Schramm Dentistry, our South Charlotte NC dental care
office is able to clean and destroy dental plaque by performing regular dental cleanings. These cleanings allow us to scrape off plaque and tartar buildup, which can reach dangerous levels if not treated and removed. Plaque can cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Our South Charlotte NC dental care
office prompts patients to practice proper oral health care on a daily basis and to ward off gum disease, gingivitis and other problems that can cause tooth decay. Patients should have an entire exam and workup done to check the state of their teeth at least once a year. Gums should be healthy and without problems like periodontitis, because healthy gums are imperative to a healthy mouth. With the case of dental plaque, bacteria can hide in the pockets that are below teeth and gums, causing decay that leads to gum disease. If the pockets get deeper than 4mm, we perform a procedure called a deep cleaning, root planing or scaling in order to get into the pockets and clean out the bacteria.
With proper teeth cleaning at our South Charlotte NC dental care
office and their own home care regimen, patients can manage their gum problems and even reverse them to the point that their gums become healthy again. If caught early enough, gums can revert back to a healthier state and gum disease kept at bay. Patients with gingivitis or other forms of gum disease should come in at least twice a year for their cleanings, until the problem recedes. Good oral health habits like brushing and flossing can go a long way with helping to reverse gum disease and getting the mouth clean and healthy. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to visit other pages on our website or call us at our offices anytime.
12311 Copper Way, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28277
By Schramm Dentistry
September 5, 2017