Scaling and Planing
Almost everyone places great emphasis on staying on top of their dental care. However, a lot of our patients in Minerva and Carrolton, OH are not knowledgeable about what is found beneath the gum line. Even though teeth seem little, they are in fact significantly larger than many people know. After gum disease starts, standard cleanings are inadequate to bring you teeth and gums back to a healthy state. When your gum tissues start to get inflamed due to periodontal disease, deep cleanings are not only needed, but critical.
Our team is commonly questioned, “Just what does a deep cleaning involve?” A deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing. Scaling scrapes off tartar and microbial deposits that may be stuck under the gum line, on the roots, and within the pockets of gum tissue around your teeth. Root planing smoothes the roots of rough spots where microbes and bacteria are likely to thrive. This technique enables your gums to recover as well as allows your gum pockets to diminish. Antimicrobial medicines may also be utilized underneath the gum line to speed along the healing process. This process usually involves two to four appointments, and also necessitates an anesthetic (“numbing”) for treatment.
Gum disease is, sadly, not curable and is, in reality, a systemic disease, just like diabetes or hypertension. This makes deep cleanings very important if one would like to preserve your oral health. Periodontal disease is frequently a “silent disease” as well, due to the fact that a lot of patients do not have any kind of observable pain or symptoms. Gum disease attacks the overall structure of your teeth and damages the bone, roots and gum structure. In the event that tartar and bacteria begin to accumulate below the gum line, it may result in tooth movement and loss. If not properly treated, mouth bacteria may impact your whole body, not merely the gum tissues and teeth. After the preliminary disease process is addressed by using the deep cleanings, it is imperative to get routine cleanings to avoid further inflammation and bone loss surrounding the teeth. The intent of deep cleanings is really to obstruct the active disease process, stabilize your oral health, and preserve strengthened oral and general health.