Deep cleaning treatment is a much-needed treatment that you should get when you are maintaining your oral health. The deep cleaning treatment (also known as periodontal or scaling and root planning is a special cleaning of the teeth. Your dentist or periodontist will offer you this treatment if you have not had a dental examination in a while and have accumulated a significant amount of plaque build-up, and have moderate gum disease. Your dentist or periodontist will complete an evaluation of your mouth and make recommendations based on your needs. When you have completed your deep cleaning treatment, it is vital to follow all the recommendation instructions, including regular dental checkups and routines, to ensure that the therapy is adequately healed. Periodontal disease is preventable, treatable, and curable once it is detected at an early stage.
Deep cleaning treatment is different from regular cleaning because it is more reserved for people who have not been to a dental office for a routine checkup in a long time.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by a significant amount of build-up of plaques and tartars.
When plaque is cemented on your teeth, it can irritate your gum and cause uncomfortable inflammation.
Untreated, the inflamed gums can pull away from the teeth to form pockets which will harbor more bacteria and create more damage such as tooth loss.
Deep cleaning is necessary when you have a substantial amount of plaque build-out that needs to be removed. (Usually for development that has reached five millimeters or more).
Deep cleaning treatment can occur in one visit or more, depending on the situation.