Did you know that more than 64 million adults in the US are suffering from periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss? It’s true, and you may be one of them. Luckily, while it typically isn’t curable, periodontal disease is very treatable.
- Prevents gum disease
- Improved oral health
- Removes harmful bacteria
- Brighter smile
The first step of a deep cleaning is root planing—a technique to remove all plaque and tartar. Your specialist will use a scaling instrument and a small mirror to eliminate bacteria buildup along the gum line and on the surface of teeth. You may experience slight discomfort and minimal bleeding throughout the process.
Sometimes, a high-powered laser may be used to efficiently remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar. Also, an antimicrobial solution is used to get rid of bacteria in your mouth. We recommend making deep cleaning appointments for optimal dental health!