GENTLE, PROFESSIONAL CLEANINGS
We believe in being more than a dental office for you. We believe in being your “Dental Home”. A place where you are part of our family and you will be treated with the highest standard of care and quality dentistry. The foundation to providing this quality care is to maintain your great oral health through a customized personal oral hygiene routine. People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional hygiene cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it’s very important that you stay up to speed on the condition of your teeth, so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues. Saving you the time and discomfort often caused by a cracked tooth or worn out filling.
At Twin Creeks Dentistry PLLC, we provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.
Important reasons to get professional cleanings
- To detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease.
- To prevent tooth loss.
- To maintain good physical health.
- To eliminate bad breath.
- To have a brighter, whiter smile.
In order to maintain good oral health and a bright smile, please call us today to schedule a professional hygiene cleaning.
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and encouraging. We offer special orientation visits for first timers called “Happy Visits”. During a happy visit, you and your child will get a tour of the office and meet the team to welcome you to your new dental home.
We won’t use scary words that most people associate with the dentist. At Twin Creeks Dentistry PLLC, we believe that a life of great oral health starts off on the right foot with smiles and comfort. We want your child to be confident and ask that you stay with your child during their appointment. You may even bring them with you to your cleaning appointment to show them how easy and fun it can be.
PERIODONTAL / GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans. It is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Plaque and tarter can build up below the gum line causing bacteria growth and the gum tissue to detach from your teeth. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease. Since it can lead to serious complications like bone loss, tooth loss, and discomfort it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath that doesn’t go away, loose teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or a change in the way your teeth fit together.
The good news is that detection of periodontal disease is relatively simple, utilizing diagnostic procedures which we will perform.
We have found the most effective treatment for slight to moderate cases of periodontal disease is to perform scaling and root planning (deep cleaning above and below the gum line) in conjunction with a locally administered antibiotic treatment. With gentle hands, we will clean out the tarter, plaque, and bacteria until the area is entirely smooth and spotless.
Part of the quality care we deliver includes placement of antibiotics in the newly cleaned areas during a deep cleaning. Our office utilizes a new antibiotic therapy called Arestin that has been approved by the FDA. The Arestin therapy is fast, easy and comfortable. Once Arestin is applied, it releases the antibiotic gradually for up to 21 days.
Afterward, we will customize a maintenance program for you to ensure the infection and gum disease have stabilized, allowing for optimal results. With continued care and routine oral hygiene visits we can save your teeth and improve your overall oral health.
An early indicator of gum disease is bleeding of the gums. If you have questions about your current oral hygiene please call us today.