Dental deep cleaning is recommended for patients who have initial signs of periodontal disease. While early periodontal disease can be diagnosed by observing the gum line, the most accurate form of diagnosis is when your dentist probes between the gum and teeth. If your dentist discovers signs of periodontal disease, a deep cleaning should be done as soon as possible.
Scaling and root planing is one of the most utmost and compelling procedures recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:
In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
2. Root Planing
This includes cleaning the roots of the teeth, polishing the root to remove bacterial toxins.
The two primary purposes of scaling and root planing are a) to eliminate bacteria, plaque, tartar, and b) to halt the progress of the disease.
While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, your Bayside Lakes Blvd. dentist is delighted to provide anesthetic and further help choose to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing procedure may be separate into different appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.
Scaling and root planing can be joined with other types of periodontal therapy, like antibiotic treatment. For nearly all patients, scaling and root planing is sufficient to avoid periodontal disease against progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn further with other types of periodontal treatment we offer, we are glad if you could arrange to visit our office.