Preventive Care in Sarasota FL
Prevention is a top priority at Sarasota Dental Arts. Dr. Kaya Aygen and his team are equipped to help you be proactive about your oral health so that you can prevent costly issues from arising. It’s recommended that you have a professional cleaning and dental examination twice per year or biannually in order to maintain good oral health.
Our friendly hygienists are gentle and skilled at making your cleaning appointment comfortable and effective. Excellent dental care begins at home, so they’ll take the time to educate you about your oral health and teach you the skills and techniques to improve your homecare routine. You will also see Dr. Aygen at every cleaning appointment where he’ll do an examination and review x-rays with you.
X-rays are a crucial part of the diagnostic process and they help Dr. Aygen see internally, beyond your teeth and gums, so he can diagnose any problems that may arise at a much earlier stage. We offer digital x-rays, which are ready for viewing immediately and expose patients to up to 90% less radiation than traditional films. If restorative services are needed, Dr. Aygen will explain what needs to be done and why it needs to be done so you can decide what treatment options work best for your lifestyle and budget.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth caused by excessive plaque build-up. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Many patients are not even aware that they have gum disease because there’s typically not much pain at first. If you have gingivitis, you may notice that your gums are red and swollen and bleed easily. In its early stages, your gingivitis can easily be reversed with a professional cleaning and improved home care.
Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gum disease that occurs when plaque beneath the gumline turns into tartar, which can’t be removed by brushing alone. Tartar pushes gum tissue away from the tooth and allows bacteria to get in, which can cause loss of gum tissue and even loss of teeth or jawbone in severe cases. If your gum disease reaches a more advanced state, it may be necessary to perform a deeper cleaning called scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is an advanced cleaning service that allows your hygienist to remove tartar build-up below the surface of your gums. We may also apply an antibiotic treatment if needed. We use technology that makes this type of cleaning comfortable and efficient for patients.
Call Us to Schedule Your Preventative Care
Regular preventative appointments are the key to ensuring that you maintain good oral health and avoid costly restorative work. At Sarasota Dental Arts, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Call us to schedule your professional cleaning and examination today!