How A Deep Cleaning Protects Your Gums

What is so special about a deep cleaning, and why is it recommended for patients who show signs of gingivitis? The procedure goes beyond the sort of cleaning routinely performed in a dental checkup. Your teeth will actually be cleaned underneath your gum line. By removing bacteria residing in these spaces, your dentist can protect your gums from an infection. It is important to act quickly when you see signs that suggest you might have gingivitis. Advanced gum disease is more harmful, and can be considerably harder to address. If you are unsure about the health of your gums, look for issues like reddening, swelling, bleeding, or a receding gum line. All of these are potential symptoms.

Why It Is Important To Stop Gum Disease In Its Early Stages

If gum disease develops to its advanced stage, you will be at a heightened risk for tooth loss. This is because the infection will lead to damaged tissues that create “pockets” between your teeth and gums. This will make teeth loose, and vulnerable to loss. Because advanced gum disease is more difficult to control, your condition can call for the services of a periodontal specialist.

Why Your Dentist Uses Laser Treatment To Address Periodontal Problems

Using lasers for your deep cleaning will lead to a better patient experience for you, and a more accurate treatment overall. Lasers offer improved precision over manual tools. The lasers will destroy bacteria and debris found on teeth under your gum line. In addition to being able to improve targeting, laser technology allows for a faster healing from treatment. In addition to deep cleanings, your dentist can use laser treatment to remove infected tissue, and even to perform teeth cleaning!

Undergoing A Deep Cleaning From Dr. Koshki

If you show signs of poor periodontal health, you can receive important care from Dr. Koshki at Santa Monica Dental Arts. After undergoing a deep cleaning (also known as a scaling and root planing), you can see your gums return to good condition. Dr. Koshki is a highly-skilled general dentist with over 25 years of experience, whose talents are in high demand. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moeiz Koshki, call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261. You can also contact us by filling out this form.