For many reasons, sometimes people are not able to maintain the recommended frequency for dental check-ups. Oftentimes, when extended time has gone in between cleanings, a more advanced cleaning is recommended by our team. Harmful bacterial and hard tartar deposits build not only above the gum line but also under the gum line releasing toxins that cause gum disease also known as periodontitis. Unfortunately, this build up occurs in the areas that cannot be taken care of by brushing, flossing or even a regular dental cleaning. Overtime as periodontitis progresses, it can lead to increased inflammation, bleeding, receding gums and bone.
Deep cleaning will help to remove these deposits from your teeth. Scaling and root planning is a specialized procedure that removes excessive calculus and bacterial deposits beneath the gum line. It is usually performed using hand instruments and also ultrasonic scaler which uses high frequency vibrations to separate the calculus from the tooth. This procedure is typically completed in stages and may require multiple appointments to complete in order to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. By removing the deposits and bacteria, this procedure in many cases is able to help control periodontitis. However, if the periodontal disease is not addressed appropriately, progression occurs of the disease resulting in requiring costly and extensive dental treatment to treat.
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