Dental Prophylaxis Treatment Bergen County
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:
- Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
- A healthier-looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
- Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Who Performs Prophylaxis?
Prophylaxis can be performed at our office or by your general dentist. It may be beneficial to have your regular cleanings done by Paul A. Barabas, DDS, FACD, and Daniel C. Barabas, DDS, MSD, who is more familiar with the full scope of your periodontal disease.
We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Paul A. Barabas, DDS, FACD and Daniel C. Barabas, DDS, MSD can use to effectively halt its progression.
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i went to an office based on a direct mail piece i got at home. they told me i needed tens of thousands in treatment and surgery and extractions and sent me to the finance person. i came to dr barabas and found out i needed a fraction of the treatment i was told and he also referred me to a trustworthy general dentist in town who also found nothing additional.