Dominguez & Rucker Family Dentistry

(803) 547-1888

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575 Springcrest Drive, Suite A
Fort Mill SC 29715
Phone: (803) 547-1888
Fax: (803) 547-8533

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Periodontal Care

Your Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health

We want you to receive the highest level of service and the highest quality of dental work. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a home-care routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please ask us.

Prophylaxis 

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene, as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) removes plaque and tartar from teeth, making the gums and teeth healthier. Routine professional dental cleanings are an excellent way to help keep the oral cavity in good health and halt the progression of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease).

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. This ability is extremely important to preventing a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions. Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Root Planing

Plaque and tartar can accumulate below the gumline. When this occurs, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure spotless root structures. If this area is not kept clean, your gums can become irritated with the bacteria that reside in the tartar and plaque. It’s very important to have us check this area if you experience bleeding during brushing.

Arestin®

ARESTIN® is an antibiotic that can be added to root planning. It's a painless procedure in which ARESTIN® is placed in the pocket between your gum and tooth. ARESTIN® contains microspheres filled with the antibiotic minocycline hydrochloride. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so your gums can heal better. Best of all, ARESTIN® keeps working long after you leave our dental chair.

 

Discover Fort Mill’s most complete and personalized family teeth and gum care center. Dominguez & Rucker Family Dentistry, of Fort Mill, SC, is known for its comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry and patient convenience. Call us at 803.547.1888 or use our easy online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Se habla español!