If you don’t have gingivitis or periodontal disease, and your mouth is free from any other infections, regular cleaning could be all that you need to maintain good oral health. However, if you have suffered bone loss, have receded gums, or have gum pockets, your dentist may recommend that you have a periodontal cleaning.
What is Periodontal Cleaning?
The periodontal cleaning procedure is aimed at helping patients maintain a healthy mouth and as such, it is recommended that patients schedule regular professional cleaning of the teeth, at least twice a year while also staying true and religious to personal oral health routines and regimens.
The routine visit to the dental cleaning for teeth cleaning can facilitate good oral health and is also good, especially for the purpose of early detection of possible problems which may become more serious when detected later on.
The gum line may accumulate calculus which presents a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. At the point of collection and buildup, patients may be unable to remove the bacteria through brushing, flossing or regular cleaning of the teeth. However, this may not also present severe symptoms until infection may have occurred.
Schedule Regular Dental Cleanings
In more advanced cases, especially when the buildup has not been detected earlier and has led to some form of infection, the periodontist may recommend treatment procedures. In advanced cases, gum disease is diagnosed with the presence of one or more periodontal pockets upon examination of the gum, or when the gum has pulled away from the tooth and is about 4 mm deeper or more.
Patients can be exposed to such devastating oral conditions when they fail to maintain proper oral health including brushing and flossing and also when they take longer periods of time between their routine dental checkups.
Gum disese left untreated can be dangerous
When gum diseases are left untreated for a longer time period, it spreads across the patient’s mouth and may damage the bone and the affected teeth.
Periodontal cleanings begin with the administration of anesthetics to numb the affected area. The periodontist will them work under the gum line to clean away the tartar buildup and debris. The final step of this procedure will, however, involve planing or shaping of the gum such that it is ready to attach to the root of the tooth.
Your dentist will prescribe antibiotic regimen following the procedure and may recommend over the counter pain relief medications to help deal with the pain experienced from the procedure.
Improve Your Gum Health Today, Call Dental Specialty Center
At The Dental Specialty Center, we work with you to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your periodontal cleaning. Your dentist will advise you on the best anesthetic for your situation. You will also be advised on how often you will need periodontal cleanings to keep your gum and jawbone in great shape.
Catching tarter build up early is the best way to ensure it doesn’t evolve into more severe gum disease. Get in touch with our New Jersey Periodontist to schedule an exam and cleaning—your gums will thank you.