Gum disease is one of the major threats to a person’s overall dental health. Statistics show that 47.2% of adults who are 30 years and older have some form of gum disease.
Gums start to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have tartar on them
One of the treatments of gum disease is deep cleaning.
What is Deep Cleaning
Deep cleaning is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure. It typically involves Two steps: scaling and root planing.
Root Scaling and Planing
Scaling is the process of removing plaque, stains, and tartar from the teeth at and below the gum line using a special scraper.
Root planing is a treatment that removes cementum and/or dentin. The procedure is cleaning and smoothing the teeth, so the gums reattach to them. Because the teeth are cleaned and smoothed below the gumline, bacteria are less likely to bind to the teeth once again.
Scaling and Root planning may take multiple visits to complete them. As long as you take care of your teeth after you undergo a root scaling and planing, the progression of your gum disease should come to a halt. Your gums will begin to heal, and as they do, they’ll become pink once again.
After Root Scaling and Planing
You Shouldn’t feel much pain or discomfort after the procedure, although mild sensitivity can last for week. Usually more frequent maintenance cleanings are recommended by your dentist to maintain gum health.
To schedule an appointment for a routine dental exam to prevent gum disease or if you suspect you have it, contact Bliss Dental, serving DFW area, by calling 972-307-7777 (Dallas) Or 469-300-7677(Euless)