Sustaining good oral health isn’t solely about caring for your teeth. Your gums also play an integral role, and many factors can contribute to compromising their health. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of bone loss around teeth and gum tissue, and has affiliations with systemic health illness. It is caused by bacteria that invade your gums in the absence of regular brushing, flossing and teeth cleaning.
Gingivitis is one early form of periodontal disease, and if left untreated can lead to a more aggressive form called periodontitis. Our dentists and hygienists work as a team to provide you with comprehensive preventative care that includes proven treatment to maintain your gum health.
Deep Gum Cleaning is a more extensive and different treatment than the two teeth cleanings we recommend for patients annually. Our dentists will use specialized tools to get underneath your gums to remove bacteria and get you on the path back to oral health. Depending on your needs and comfort level, they may use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. The process may require more than one visit for maximum repair and protection.
After a Deep Gum Cleaning, it is important to prevent recurrence by brushing your teeth twice a day with an electric or soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing daily, and eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and light on sugar. It is also helpful to avoid or limit tobacco products and use of alcohol.
Deep Gum Cleaning can have enormous benefits, but only if patients follow through with regular checkups and the daily dental health practices described above. Your dentist will be able to watch for potential signs of new pocket formation, and if this occurs, early intervention can help you avoid additional gum therapy in the future.
• Helps break down bacteria and restores health to mouth and gums
• Restores function by strengthening teeth and gums.
• Allows regular oral hygiene practices to benefit teeth and gums
• Helps prevent potential general health problems stemming from poor oral hygiene
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