Hygiene/Periodontal Therapy

Revolutionary AIR-FLOW® therapy technology

At Dentistry For Health, we are committed to using the latest innovations in dental technology to improve your oral health.

One of the developments we are most excited about is AIR-FLOW® therapy technology.

This revolutionary device allows us to clean and polish your teeth while also providing a rejuvenating cleaning.

Airflow therapy

To learn more or schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact us today at 402-932-0282.

More Powerful and Comfortable Treatment

AIR-FLOW uses a unique air polished process to remove harmful biofilm from above and below the gum line.

It utilizes glycine particles rather than traditional air polishing powders to provide a treatment that is more powerful and comfortable than typical air polishing.

Air polishing therapy is often recommended as part of your regular cleaning. It allows for more effective cavity detection and fluoride application, as well as other procedures like teeth whitening, bonding, and veneer placement.

It can also help with:

Dental implants

Implant maintenance

Braces

Oral hygiene with braces

Removing stains

Light superficial stain removal

In addition to these benefits, AIR-FLOW can be a great choice for patients who simply want a faster or more comfortable cleaning experience.

Patients often report superior results and reduced tooth sensitivity following treatment.

Dr. Robin Khan will determine whether AIR-FLOW therapy is the best treatment option for you during your initial consultation.

Please contact our friendly team today to schedule your visit with our dentists in Omaha!

Gum Disease Evaluation and Treatment

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, can destroy the bone that supports your teeth.

Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen and left untreated can lead to tooth loss.

Periodontitis is common and oftentimes preventable.

gum disease

Signs and symptoms of
periodontitis can include:

  1. Swollen or puffy gums
  2. Bright red, dusky red or purplish gums
  3. Gums that feel tender when touched
  4. Gums that bleed easily
  5. Pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing
  6. Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth
  7. Bad breath
  8. Pus between your teeth and gums
  9. Loose teeth or loss of teeth
  10. Painful chewing
  11. New spaces developing between your teeth
  12. Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal
  13. A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

In most cases, the development of periodontitis starts with biofilm and plaque. This is a sticky film composed mainly of bacteria.

If left untreated, a buildup of plaque can eventually harden under the gumline and develop into a hard matrix called tartar or calculus.

This matrix of bacteria and biofilm creates an immune response in the body which is inflammatory and detrimental to the gum tissue and bone surrounding the teeth.

Ongoing inflammation eventually causes pockets to develop between your teeth and gums that proceeds to fill with plaque, tartar and bacteria.

bacteria
gum disease

In time, these pockets become deeper, filling with more bacteria. If left untreated, these infections cause a loss of tissue and bone, and ultimately you may lose one or more teeth.

Also, ongoing chronic inflammation can put a strain on your immune system. Periodontal disease is considered a chronic inflammatory condition.

Factors that can increase your risk of periodontitis include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Poor oral health habits
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Hormonal changes, such as those related to pregnancy or menopause
  • Recreational drug use, such as smoking marijuana or vaping
  • Obesity
  • Inadequate nutrition, including vitamin C deficiency
  • Genetics
  • Sleep disordered breathing like Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Certain medications that cause dry mouth or gum changes
  • Conditions that cause decreased immunity, such as leukemia, HIV/AIDS and cancer treatment
  • Certain diseases, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease
  • Poor nasal respiration due to obstruction or habit
  • Primary mouth breathing

Periodontitis can cause tooth loss. The bacteria responsible for periodontitis can enter your bloodstream through gum tissue, possibly affecting other parts of your body.

For example, periodontitis is linked with respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease and problems controlling blood sugar.

Coronary problems

Periodontal therapy initially involves a deep cleaning called Scaling and Root Planing and or antibiotic therapy. Referral to a periodontist may be necessary if you require surgical management.

Address
10365 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
Contact
Phone 402-932-0282
Fax 402-932-0373
Email info@dentistryforhealthomaha.com
Office Hours
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Friday Closed