Periodontal Deep Cleanings

Periodontal deep cleanings are specialized dental treatments designed to combat gum disease and restore oral health. At Perfect A Smile, we prioritize these deep cleanings for patients showing signs of periodontal disease, ensuring a targeted approach to halt the progression of this condition.

What Are Periodontal Deep Cleanings?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. When plaque and tartar accumulate below the gumline, they can cause inflammation and, if untreated, lead to more severe issues, including tooth loss. Periodontal deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, are essential in treating and managing gum disease.

Why They May Be Necessary

Periodontal deep cleanings are crucial for patients experiencing gum disease (periodontal disease), aiming to halt its progression and prevent further oral health complications. These treatments may be recommended by your dentist for:
  • Advanced Plaque and Tartar Removal: For patients with signs of gum disease, regular cleanings might not be sufficient to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar beneath the gums.
  • Infection Control: Deep cleanings help control the infection and prevent it from advancing to more severe stages.
  • Gum Health Restoration: By thoroughly cleaning the root surfaces, these treatments help the gums to heal and reattach the teeth.

What's Involved in Periodontal Deep Cleanings

A periodontal deep cleaning is a comprehensive treatment designed to mitigate and protect against gum disease. These treatments may include:
  • Scaling: This process involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gum line down to the bottom of the pocket.
  • Root Planing: Smoothing out the roots of the teeth helps the gums reattach and reduces the risk of future plaque buildup.
  • Laser Treatment: In some cases, we may utilize a low-power laser, offering a painless and suture-free solution that effectively eliminates bacteria and damaged gum tissue, simultaneously resealing the gums. This gentle method can halt the infection, allowing your gums to begin the healing process.
  • Antibacterial Treatment: In some cases, an antibacterial agent may be applied to reduce bacteria and aid in healing.

What Patients Can Expect at Perfect A Smile

Choosing Perfect A Smile Dental Group for your periodontal deep cleaning means receiving care that prioritizes your comfort and health. We are proud to offer:

  • Comprehensive Evaluations: Your dentist at Perfect A Smile will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the extent of gum disease and customize your treatment.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Our dental hygienists use the latest tools and techniques (including low-power lasers) to ensure the procedure is as comfortable and effective as possible.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Patients receive detailed instructions on caring for their teeth and gums post-treatment, along with recommendations for follow-up visits to monitor healing.

Periodontal deep cleanings are a vital step in managing gum disease and maintaining oral health. At Perfect A Smile Dental Group, our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the best possible care and support every step of the way.