A deep cleaning may sound like an exceptionally long and aggressive session with your toothbrush, but it is actually a treatment process performed by a dental hygenist to defend your teeth against periodontal disease. Deep cleanings are often done when a person has not had regular dental cleaning appointments every six months.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is caused by infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. Initially, it is called gingivitis and gums will be swollen and red. When it becomes more serious, it is called periodontitis and in these cases, gums are pulled away from teeth, bone can be lost, and teeth may even fall out!
Periodontal disease is most often caused by the lack of cleaning and the plaque buildup that follows. Bacteria can stay on teeth and create a film of tartar, which can then spread below the gum line. In these cases, a deep cleaning treatment from one of our Thornhill dentists will be required.
On a typical visit to the dentist, the dental hygienist will examine the area around your teeth for pocketing (pockets are areas between the teeth and gums where bacteria can form). Pocketing occurs if the depth of gum tissue between the tooth and gum is more than 5 mm.
The ideal depth for healthy pockets is no more than 3 mm deep. Suppose your pockets are larger than 5 mm. In that case, your dentist might prescribe a deep scaling and root planing appointment with the dental hygienist, called deep cleaning.
The deep cleaning process involves scaling and root planing.
Scaling is the scraping off of tartar and plaque from the tooth’s surface and the pocket areas, and below the gum line. Root planing then smooths the tooth root and helps the gums reattach to the tooth.Scaling and root planing procedures may involve two visits to the dentists. The follow-up visit may be necessary to verify your gums and teeth are healthier and without pocket depth.
Ideally, after a deep cleaning session, the bacteria in the pockets of the teeth will be removed and through sustaining a proper hygiene routine at home, your gums will be healthier.
If deep scaling and three-month visits to the dentist do not reverse periodontal diseases, book an appointment with a periodontist to discuss a personalized treatment plan for you.
At Doncaster Dental Studio, we have a dedicated staff of professional dental hygienists that will carefully examine your teeth and gums and perform deep cleaning to leave you with a fresh and confident healthy smile. Book an appointment here.
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