Tech Talk: Please Help! Getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist hurts.

For many patients, professional dental cleanings can be a scary exprerience. Sore gums and sensitive teeth can lead to patients delaying needed maintenance. Unfortunately skipping routine cleanings can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. 

When our patient, Macklyn Guidry discussed her anxiety about her cleaning visits with us, we reviewed her history and came up with a plan to address her discomfort. Macklyn’s main concern was sore gums. We reviewed brushing technique and suggested a Sonicare toothbrush as well as a probiotic to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria and reduce the harmful bacteria which was causing her infl amed gum tissue. For Macklyn, these changes dramatically improved her comfort while having her teeth cleaned. Patients’ needs and comfort levels for cleaning visits may vary widely. 

Our office is prepared to work with each patient to discuss the best protocol to meet their comfort needs. Contact our office today to see if we can make your cleanings as comfortable as possible.