Run your tongue along the gum line behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus that has started to accumulate. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone. At Cary Family Dental in Cary, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible and we remind patients that gum disease in Cary can be reversed in its early stages.
Gum Disease in Cary is Preventable and Treatable
Our goal is to help our local dental patients prevent gum disease before any permanent damage can occur. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smooths root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a deep cleaning, call 919-371-4428. We are located at 1149 Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Apex, NC and Morrisville area. You can call us for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice. We also offer services such as restorative dentistry, emergency dental care, and wisdom teeth removal.