Dental plaque and tartar present a threat to your oral wellness, and that means your gums as well as your teeth. Here at Periodontal Consultants, we strive to keep your gums strong and healthy. Without them, your teeth wouldn’t have anything to hold them in. One of the treatments we provide here is a deep cleaning, otherwise known as scaling and root planing.
You know the teeth cleaning you get done when you have your six month examination? A deep cleaning is an even more thorough version of it. In fact, by getting a teeth cleaning twice per year you are far less likely to need scaling and root planing from our 19148 periodontist. Gum disease begins as gingivitis, the early stage, which is associated with irritation and redness. A teeth cleaning typically reverses those effects, which means that your gums return to their normal stage of optimal well-being. The later stage of gum disease is called periodontitis, and it has symptoms like inflammation, bleeding gums when you brush your teeth, receding gums, and consistently bad breath. As unpleasant as that sounds, it can get worse. Infection may set in, and the next step is loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. In order to stop that from happening, our 19148 periodontist will perform a deep cleaning, getting right down to the roots to clean out the offending plaque and tartar that are the source of the problem. Hand scraping and ultrasonic tools are generally used. The goal is to restore your gum health and to prevent the worst consequences of gum disease.
Don’t let your oral care lapse. While you’re thinking about it, reach out to our office now and set up a convenient time to come in and see our 19148 periodontist. Be good to your gums and they will be good to you, and your teeth.