Gentle Professional Cleaning
People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it's very important that you stay current on the condition of your teeth so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues. At Arch Dental of Huntington, we provide comfortable, gentle teeth cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.
Important Reasons to Get Professional Cleanings
- To detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease
- To prevent tooth loss
- To maintain good physical health
- To eliminate bad breath
- To have a brighter, whiter smile
Regular professional teeth cleaning is vital to maintaining your oral and overall health. Call Arch Dental of Huntington at 631-271-1770 to schedule an appointment.
Many put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. With intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry, you can remain comfortable and relaxed during your dental procedure.Read more about Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. This helps you relax during your treatment.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Arch Dental of Huntington about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 631-271-1770.