Prophylaxis is a deep dental cleaning, used to halt the progression of gingivitis before it can develop into a more severe form of gum disease. Prophylaxis involves a more extensive cleaning routine than your regular treatments. We welcome you to call Wasatch Gentle Dental at 801-262-6661 to make your appointment with Dr. Andrew Smith and learn more about prophylaxis in Murray, Utah.
Prophylaxis removes tartar build up below the gum lines and clears debris, bacteria, and deposits from your gum pockets. During your treatment, our dentists will also polish your teeth to make them smoother and less likely to attract bacteria and other harmful deposits. Prophylaxis will also improve the aesthetics of your smile, give you fresher breath, and help our dentists identify other oral health issues that may be developing.
We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventive treatment. If you have periodontal disease, you will need this deep dental cleaning 3-4 times each year. Our dentists will recommend an appropriate treatment schedule for your needs. While gum disease cannot be completely reversed, prophylaxis can effectively halt the destructive process before it can cause significant damage to your oral health.
To learn more about deep dental cleanings and schedule your next appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact our office today.