Do you want to make sure that your gums stay healthy? If so, it is very important that you have an excellent tooth cleaning regimen that you follow every day. However, it is equally important that you have teeth cleanings at our dental office in order to keep your gums healthy. If you are looking for an excellent dentist in Costa Rica who will help you keep your teeth beautiful and your gums healthy, come visit us at our top-notch dental practice, Colina Dental.
At our dental practice we have many expert dentists on staff who specialize in different areas of dentistry. Our periodontist is Dr. Tatiana Madrigal. Dr. Madrigal has been one of our team members since 2003. Hopefully, if you keep your teeth clean, and come in for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings, you will not need the services of our periodontist. However, if you do develop gum disease, Dr. Madrigal is always here to help you get your gums back on the road to good health. In order to have healthy teeth, it is very important to have healthy gums. If you develop gum disease and your gums become infected, the infection can go down to the jawbone. At this point your teeth may begin to loosen, and even fall out. Our dentist in Costa Rica will carefully evaluate your gums for good health at each dental exam. During dental cleanings the health of your gums will also be reviewed.
When you brush your teeth at home, you will remove bacteria and plaque. However, teeth cleanings will never remove all plaque, and so some plaque will always turn into tarter. Tarter is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. If tarter is allowed to stay on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and gum disease will form. If our dentist in Costa Rica determines that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the course of the coming months to get your gums healthy once again. However, if deep pockets have formed and infection has begun to gather, you will need to see our periodontist for treatments to get your gums back on the road to good health. In early to moderate cases of gum disease a periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing is often very effective in getting gums healthy once again.