Deep Dental Cleaning
According to research, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. This is why the importance of professional dental cleaning cannot be stressed enough. At GLO Dental Group, we provide deep dental cleaning, as a non-invasive treatment option for early-stage periodontal disease. Our experienced dentists will gently remove the plaque/tartar deposits above and beneath the gum line to restore optimum oral health. It also diminishes tooth staining, adding a bright shine to your smile. So if you or a family member are experiencing gum disease, we urge you to book a consultation at our practice today.
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Why Is Periodontal Cleaning Necessary?
Our oral cavity harbors millions of oral bacteria, some of which are harmful to our teeth and gums. They combine with food debris, saliva, and other substances to form a sticky layer of plaque on the teeth. If these bacteria enter the gums, they lead to an inflammatory condition known as gingivitis. Gingivitis has mild symptoms and can be managed with routine oral hygiene. However, if the disease progresses further, it advances to a more severe form called periodontitis or periodontal disease.
This condition destroys the supportive foundation of the teeth, including the gums, connective tissues, and jawbone. The progression of this periodontal disease can be limited at an early stage with proper diagnosis and treatment. That’s why our Houston and Cypress, TX, dentists perform deep dental cleaning to revert the signs of periodontal disease and restore healthy gums.
What Are The Indications of Deep Dental Cleaning?
As periodontal disease progresses, you may notice several changes in your oral cavity. Some common indications that may necessitate the need for deep periodontal cleaning include:
- Inflamed or swollen gums
- Spontaneous gum bleeding
- Increased tenderness
- Persistent bad breath
- Gum recession
- Heightened tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth or dentures
- Difficulty in chewing food
- Dull ache in gums or jawbone
- Changes in bite
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What Is The Process of Deep Dental Cleaning?
The process of periodontal cleaning is slightly different from regular dental cleaning. It involves deeper cleaning of the gums and tooth roots to halt the progression of periodontal disease. Deep dental cleaning involves two major steps:
- Scaling: It involves the removal of plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth surfaces. Our dentists use an ultrasonic scaling device to gently clean the areas above and beneath the gum line. Unlike regular dental cleaning, we perform deep debridement of the gingival pockets to eliminate harmful oral bacteria and reduce gum inflammation.
- Root planing: In this step, we will carefully glide the scaler tip across the tooth roots to clear harmful deposits and smoothen their surface. We may also place topical antibiotics beneath the gum line to kill the remaining oral bacteria.
Is The Process Painful?
Although deep dental cleaning is slightly more invasive than regular cleaning, it is not painful because our team performs it under local anesthesia. You may feel some discomfort or sensitivity during the diagnostic procedure, but once we inject the anesthetic, your teeth and gums will become numb for a few hours. Our dentists will take a gentle approach at every step to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.
Book An Appointment At GLO Dental Group
If you notice the warning signs of periodontal disease, it is best to get early treatment with deep dental cleaning at our two locations – Houston and Cypress, TX. Call us today to schedule an appointment.