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Dental Cleaning Fairmont MN
The most important factor in maintaining dental health is stable, healthy gums and the bone around the tooth. Just like the foundation of a home is key to its longevity, so the gums are to support of the teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. On your first visit, we probe the gums and look at tissue health and tooth stability. We prefer a healthy probing depth of 1-3 millimeters. If your gums are healthy, a normal visit to clean by scaling calculus (tarter) from the teeth and polishing stains will be done, usually in a one-hour appointment. A recall return visit, usually in 6 months, will be agreed on.
For areas that have deeper pocket depths of 4 to 12 millimeters, normal cleaning is not enough to get back to health. Once pockets get deep, even good cleaning at home can not get past 2-2.