Periodontal Deep Cleaning

Periodontal Deep Cleaning

Treatment of Periodontal Diseases with Perio Deep Cleaning of Teeth

What does a deep cleaning at the dentist consist of? Typically, a deep cleaning is used to help treat periodontal disease. Treatment methods for periodontal disease depend on the type and severity of the disease. The first, non-surgical step usually involves a special cleaning, called scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth and root surfaces. This procedure referred to as "periodontal cleaning" or "perio deep cleaning" helps gum tissue to heal and reduce pocket depths. Because of the thoroughness of the deep cleaning, the procedure often takes more than one visit. The second step entails surgical methods, but only in rare cases does deep cleaning not produce effective results.

What Does Periodontal Deep Cleaning Consist Of?

The two parts that make up a perio deep cleaning are scaling and root planing. The parts have different purposes but work together to start restoring your teeth to good health. Scaling scrapes away the plaque and tartar that has accumulated above and below the gum line and on the surfaces of your teeth. Root planing smooths away the rough places on the root surfaces and removes any infected surface from the tooth. Scaling and planing smooths the clean and healthy roots, allowing the gum to reattach to the roots of teeth. You cannot reverse the damage caused to your teeth by periodontal disease; however, you can stop the disease and practice prevention.

Dental Deep Cleaning Procedure in Flower Mound

The periodontal deep cleaning procedure consists of four quadrants. The patient might need the top left and right quadrants cleaned or the lower left and right, or all four. Because the procedure requires sectional cleaning, completion can take between two and four visits to our office. If you are apprehensive about the deep cleaning procedure, Dr. Titensor offers either a local anesthesia, or our sedation dentistry services to ease your concerns.

Most times, the perio deep cleaning sufficiently treats your gum disease and creates a healthy start for optimum dental health. If the pockets around your teeth do not heal after scaling and root planing, you may require periodontal surgery to reduce the pocket depth and make your teeth easier to keep clean. You only need surgery when the tissue surrounding the tooth remains unhealthy and repair by non-surgical methods requires addition methods. Dr. Titensor can discuss further treatment and options available to you.

Importance of Periodontal Cleaning

It's important to note that the frequency of periodontal cleanings may vary based on individual needs and the severity of gum disease. Your Flower Mound dentist can provide personalized recommendations on the appropriate interval between cleanings to maintain optimal oral health. Here are some reasons these cleanings are so important:

  • Removes Plaque and Tartar: Periodontal cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, effectively removes plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of teeth and below the gumline. This helps prevent gum disease and promotes oral health.
  • Controls Gum Disease: Periodontal cleaning is a crucial treatment for managing and controlling gum disease, particularly in its early stages. It helps eliminate the bacteria and toxins that cause inflammation and infection in the gums.
  • Reduces Gum Inflammation: By removing plaque and tartar, periodontal cleaning helps reduce gum inflammation and swelling. This leads to healthier gum tissues and prevents further damage to the gums and bone.
  • Prevents Tooth Loss: Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Regular periodontal cleanings help remove harmful bacteria and plaque that can lead to tooth decay, gum recession, and eventual tooth loss.
  • Promotes Overall Health: Good oral health is closely linked to overall health. Periodontal cleaning helps reduce the risk of systemic health issues associated with gum disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes complications, and respiratory problems.
  • Freshens Breath: Gum disease often causes persistent bad breath. By eliminating the bacteria that contribute to gum disease, periodontal cleaning helps improve breath odor and promotes fresher breath.
  • Prepares for Further Treatment: Periodontal cleaning is often performed as a preparatory step for other dental treatments, such as dental implants or orthodontic procedures. It ensures a healthy foundation for successful outcomes.

Periodontal Maintenance with Deep Cleanings

After treatment, you will want to visit Titensor Dental more frequently to maintain periodontal health. Good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly, at home is also essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or from recurring. Visit us to meet our dentist and discuss periodontal deep cleaning in Flower Mound.

If you are looking to schedule your periodontal dental cleaning, contact or call (972) 388-3292 Titensor Dental today!

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