How Deep Teeth Cleanings Treat and Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, and affects up to 75% of American adults.
If a regular tooth brushing habit isn’t followed, or if you have a genetic predisposition to gum disease, your gums may show signs of gingivitis: red, swollen gums that bleed easily when touched.
If left untreated, this can result in periodontal disease, an infection of the gum and bone that support your teeth, which can lead to tooth loss, pain, and even the spread of bacteria to other areas of your body.
Our team at Access Health Dental works hard to prevent gum disease and periodontal disease in all our patients. However, if you’re already suffering from gum or periodontal disease, we have the expertise to help you fight it.
That’s where a deep cleaning comes in.
What is a Deep Cleaning?
A deep teeth cleaning — sometimes referred to as gum or periodontal therapy — is a treatment that cleans between your gums and teeth down to the roots.
To help prevent gum disease, a deep cleaning can help detoxify the surface of your teeth and roots, and clear away any active infection.
If you are already showing signs of gum or periodontal disease, a deep teeth cleaning can even reverse and prevent these oral health issues.
How a Deep Cleaning Works
Like a regular cleaning, our hygienists will clean your teeth, gum line, and sides of your teeth.
But in a deep teeth cleaning, our hygienists will continue to remove tartar buildup down below the gum line to the root of your tooth.
This process can also be referred to as “root planing and scaling,” and may require several visits in order to complete the treatment.
How Much a Deep Cleaning Costs
A deep cleaning is more extensive than a regular cleaning, as it’s designed to treat gum disease and prevent it from becoming worse.
In addition to cleaning your teeth and below the gum line, deep cleanings can help reverse gum disease and preserve the strength of your underlying bone.
Our Dedication to Fighting Gum Disease
With a deep teeth cleaning, our experienced professionals can control and even reverse your periodontal disease.
We offer a few different treatment solutions to help you combat your symptoms, based on what stage your gum or periodontal disease is in.
In addition to deep cleanings, there are many adjunctive therapies, including laser and irrigation therapies, that our hygienists may perform to help control and eradicate the disease and keep it from spreading bacteria to other areas of your body.
If you’re concerned that your gums may be unhealthy, call us today to schedule an appointment to prevent or treat periodontal disease »