Everyone wants to have the beautiful, perfect, pearly white smile. Of course, in order to achieve this, a person must regularly brush and floss their teeth, as well as visit their dentist regularly—basically getting great dental hygiene and care. However, in the cases that dental hygiene and care are not reached, what happens?
Bacteria from the buildup of plaque and tartar as well as the leftover food particles will begin to infest the mouth. This bacteria may then cause infections and inflammations, harming your teeth, gum structure, and therefore, entire mouth. The continued infections may also effect the foundation of the tooth, creating periodontal pockets that are infested with bacteria. Of course, the main thing would be to stop the growth of infection and bacteria, but how?
The dentists at 7 Day Dental recommend deep cleaning. Deep cleaning is the process that includes scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of scraping plaque off the teeth. This is often the procedure done during regular dental cleanings. Root planing is the process of smoothing out the root in order to remove an infected tooth structure as well as cleaning out the bacteria of these pockets. Often times, if the periodontal pockets are extremely deep, the entire process would require the patient to be numbed or obtain an injection of anesthetics. This would be to ensure that the patient is comfortable. If the periodontal pocket is not deep, the patient would just proceed, as they will barely feel the process and any discomfort.
However, deep cleaning the entire mouth may take many appointments, especially as the mouth is sectioned off into different quadrants to perform. This may seem as if it is an inconvenience, but being a patient at 7 Day Dental, you have the flexibility of seven days a week, including mornings and after hours.
Therefore, if you’re looking to stop your gum disease from developing, be sure to call or visit 7 Day Dental Ladera Ranch today to receive your appointment and get started on the deep cleaning! We want to ensure your dental health, so we hope to hear from you soon!