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Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Brandon | gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care | gingivitis, bad breath, plaque

                Dr. Jeffrey Stuckert
                Cosmetic, Implant & Restorative Dentistry in Brandon

               607 West Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, FL 33511

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Our Services

Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal therapy may be recommended. The hygienist will perform full mouth probings. Measuring the depth of the periodontal pockets at 6 individual points around each tooth you have. Measurements that probe 1-3 mm are considered within normal limits. Measurements greater than 3mm in depth signify bone loss. The greater the measurement the greater the bone loss. Any areas that bleed, no matter how deep, signify that the area is inflammed or infected. Non-Surgical periodontal therapy would include scaling and root planing in which the plaque and calculus (tartar) are removed from below the gum line. Laser decontamination or local antibiotics such as Arestin , mouthrinses and/or other medications are usually prescribed as an adjunct to treatment. Home care recommendations are tailored to each patient's needs.

Periodontal patients are placed on a periodontal maintenance program in which more frequent cleanings are performed and the progress of the disease is evaluated closely. All of these measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss, eliminating infection that affects the entire body and helping you to keep your natural teeth.

Oral cancer screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Root Planing

Often there is plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. In this scenario, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure that the area is completely spotless. If this area is not kept clean the entire area can become irritated with the bacteria that resides in the tartar and plaque. It's very important to have your dentist check this area if you have bleeding during brushing.

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