How Deep Cleanings Manage Gum Disease

santa monica deep cleaningWhen you have sore, red, and bleeding gums, this could indicate the potential presence of periodontal disease. To manage it and protect you from issues like periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Santa Monica, CA, dentist talks about how our deep cleanings can protect your smile from periodontal issues.

The Warning Signs and Dangers of Periodontal Disease

How do you know if you have gum issues that need attention? You may experience soreness in your gums, or notice they appear redder than normal. The tissue could feel sensitive and even bleed when you brush or floss. You need care because over time, the disease will grow in severity, until recession occurs that makes teeth appear long and uneven, and periodontitis develops. At this stage, the tissues connecting your teeth and gums are destroyed, which leads to loose and missing teeth. Don’t let gum disease cost you a smile, talk to our team about treatments to manage it.

Deep Cleaning

With a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing, our team will break up and remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and the roots, and beneath the gum line too. In the process, this also destroys harmful pockets of bacteria, too. Instead of using traditional tools for this procedure, we will employ advanced dental lasers, which can remove the buildup and destroy bacteria with precision, preventing damage to healthy structures. The procedure is comfortable, and rarely requires anesthesia. The procedure could take one visit or more than one, depending on the severity of your buildup. When we complete the process, we will polish your teeth to make it more difficult for buildup to cling to your smile before your next visit. If you have a more severe case of the disease, we could refer you to our in-house periodontist!

Preventive Actions

Following the scaling and root planing, we will recommend preventive treatments to manage the disease and keep it controlled. With a traditional cleaning every three to four months, we remove buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and watch the disease to make sure it is not growing in severity. These actions help fight periodontal concerns and tooth decay and infection. You even have a reduced risk of bad breath and teeth stains! If you have any questions about how we keep your smile healthy and strong with our periodontal treatments, then contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We want to help you keep your smile bright, whole, and healthy for years to come.

Schedule Your Periodontal Treatment

You can call Santa Monica Dental Arts in California at 310-395-1261 to schedule an appointment to obtain care to help manage periodontal disease and keep smiles healthy and strong.