Do you frequently get a gum disease called periodontitis? Are your gums red or do any of your teeth feel loose? If you answered yes to either of these questions, a deep cleaning could prove beneficial. This non-surgical procedure, also known as teeth scaling and root planing, can help eliminate the infection from your teeth and gums.
Deep cleanings are done, as mentioned before, to remove the toxins from plaque, tartar and bacteria deposits from your teeth and root surfaces. The procedure also smooths these surfaces to make it more difficult for plaque and the bacteria to latch on again.
When you come in for your checkup, our dentist will want to see how well your gums are healing and that no lingering infectious pockets remain. In many instances, your gums can return to their firm and pink states again and you may not require further treatment.
The ADA, or American Dental Association, recommends that you get a checkup with the dentist every six months to help prevent problems like periodontal diseases from occurring. Gum disease can catch you with your guard down, but keeping a regular dental routine at home can help you keep it away. Habits like brushing twice and flossing once a day are big ones. You should also remember to replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
If you live in the Toluca Lake, California, area and would like more information about scaling and root planing, or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Nilesh Pema, call Toluca Dental Care today at 818-760-9912.