Prophylaxis, or Prophy, is a standard procedure that is done every time your dental hygienist performs a professional cleaning. The procedure includes scaling and root planing that will clean off plaque and calculus from both the tooth surface and beneath the gum line. It is recommended that these cleanings be done every six months in order to prevent or stop any periodontal disease or tooth decay. This simple procedure will help keep your teeth and gums healthy!
Our hygienists always handle this procedure with the utmost care and are always sure to be gentle, so the process is very comfortable and requires no anesthetic.