Cleaning & Gum Disease Treatment

Your oral health is an extension of your overall health, and our team is here to help you maintain your healthy smile. Our friendly, experienced hygienists will provide very thorough, yet gentle cleanings. We’re happy to provide cleanings & gum disease treatment  to the greater Jacksonville area.

What You Can Expect During a Cleaning

Caring, Experienced Hygienists

Our hygienists are well-trained professionals who have been with the practice for many years. They enjoy what they do and genuinely care about your dental health and well-being.

A Gentle, Thorough Clean

Our hygienists are thorough, and very gentle, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. We routinely hear from patients that their cleaning was the best they’d ever received and without pain.

Friendly Education

Alongside your regular cleanings, our hygienists provide friendly advice and education about proper flossing and brushing techniques. Visual aids, such as diagrams, computer simulations, charts and models are used to help you understand why good oral hygiene habits are so important to your overall health.

Gum Disease Treatment

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, are the first steps used to treat mild to moderate gum disease. Your hygienist will start by gently removing hardened dental plaque from your teeth. The roots of your teeth will be “planed” to smooth the surface. Since it’s difficult for bacteria to adhere to the freshly smoothed surfaces, your gums can regenerate without further irritation. The gum tissue will subsequently shrink, tighten, and reattach to the teeth.

Eliminating Bacteria

ARESTIN® therapy contains tiny microspheres filled with a powerful, time-release antibiotic. These microspheres are placed exactly where you need them, between the teeth and gums, to help eliminate any bacteria that may remain after a scaling and planing procedure. In addition to local antibiotic therapy with Arestin, we also use systemic oral antibiotics when necessary.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you are interested in rejuvenating your smile, stop by for a free consultation to learn more about your options.

“I’ve had multiple fillings, crowns, polishes and various other procedures, and I can honestly say that I’ve felt more from ice cream headaches than anything Dr. Pennington has done for me. The man is an artist, and the only dentist I’ve had who can administer a needle without me noticing it happening. The experience I’ve had with Dr. Pennington and his entire staff has been uniformly positive from the first day. I show my teeth now when I smile, and I can honestly say that I look forward to going and seeing them twice a year.”