Do you have questions about professional teeth cleaning? If you’ve answered yes, then today’s article may benefit you. While getting a dental cleaning is a commonality for many people, some questions about this treatment may still linger.
For this reason, your Park Ridge dentist, Dr. Maria Loukas, answers her patient’s teeth cleaning questions in the following FAQ.
Learn the Truth about Teeth Cleanings
Q1: What does a professional teeth cleaning entail?
A1: A professional teeth cleaning is akin to a physical for your mouth. Initially, a hygienist cleans your teeth by removing any plaque and tartar build-up found upon your dental surfaces. Then, the hygienist polishes and flosses your teeth before the dentist comes in.
Once your teeth cleaning is complete, your Park Ridge dentist examines your mouth. Here, she checks for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and even bruxism (or teeth grinding). If nothing is found, the visit concludes by scheduling another six-month appointment. However, if any issues were detected, Dr. Loukas discusses possible treatment options with you.
Q2: How often should I have my teeth cleaned by a dentist?
A2: Patients should visit the dentist every six months to ensure their mouths maintain a healthy status. During the six month period, even the most diligent of people have bits of plaque and tartar build-up, which requires removal. Additionally, should any major issues arise, the dentist can catch these before the condition worsens.
Q3: Why did my gums bleed after my dental cleaning?
A3: For patients with more build-up than others, the removal of those bacterial deposits may irritate your gums and cause them to have some minor bleeding. However, this irritation is gone within a couple of days and the bleeding shouldn’t continue after the appointment is over. Yet, if you experience any major issues after your visit, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Loukas.
Q4: Will dental insurance cover the cost of teeth cleanings?
A4: Fortunately, yes. Dental insurance is meant to cover the cost of necessary procedures and preventative care. Therefore, a teeth cleaning alongside cavity fillings and other types of restorative dentistry shouldn’t cost patients much, if anything at all.
Loukas General Dentistry Provides Professional Teeth Cleaning Services
For patients who need a professional teeth cleaning, take care to visit Dr. Loukas. She can clean your teeth and provide a comprehensive dental examination to ensure your smile is in sound health. To schedule an appointment with our Park Ridge dental practice, call us at (847) 696-1919. Also, visit our website for services, testimonials, and to read more about the team. We look forward to treating individuals and families from Park Ridge, Rosemont, Norwood Park, Niles, Edison Park, and the neighboring areas.