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Deep Cleaning Teeth, Scaling, and Root Planing

Practicing good oral hygiene is the most important thing in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums and overall well-being. Bacteria in your mouth can lead to chronic gum disease and cause serious complications such as heart disease. Therefore, regular dental care, including professional cleanings, is very important to keep healthy gums.

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Deep teeth cleaning, scaling, and root planing are dental procedures that treat and prevent gum diseases. Dental deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar from the gum tissue below the gumline, where regular brushing and flossing can't reach. Scaling teeth involves scraping off the tartar from above and below your gumline.

Root planing smooths rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather. This helps to remove bacteria that contribute to gum disease, such as advanced periodontitis, and promotes gum health.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Dental deep cleaning is a dental procedure that halts the progression of periodontal disease and other forms of gum disease. Unlike regular cleaning, which cleans your teeth and your gum line, deep cleaning involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your gum pockets to promote healthy gums.

Indications That You Might Need a Deep Cleaning

Several signs may indicate the need for a dental deep cleaning. If you experience persistent bad breath, bleeding gums, or if your gums are pulling away from your teeth, it may be time to consult your dentist about deep cleaning. Other signs include inflammation or swelling of your gums, painful chewing, and sensitive teeth.

Overview of the Deep Cleaning Process

The deep cleaning process is usually done over several dentist visits. Your dentist or hygienist uses a special tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and gumline. The root planing part of the dental cleaning involves smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth. After the procedure, you may experience tooth sensitivity or gum discomfort, but this usually subsides within a few days.

What is Scaling and Root Planning?

Dental scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures that make up deep cleaning in dental care. Scaling involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar that has formed on the tooth surfaces. Root planing treatment eliminates the rough spots on the tooth root where the bacteria gather. These procedures aim to reduce inflammation and bacteria, preventing receding gums and the further progression of gum diseases.

Indications for Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing may be necessary for gum disease and periodontal disease. Signs of gum disease include bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, and pain while eating. If a dentist finds that your gums are receding or the pockets between your teeth and gums are deep, these procedures may be recommended.

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Overview of the Scaling and Root Planing Process

Scaling and root planing is usually done in a few visits, depending on how severe your gum disease is. Here is a step-by-step overview:

  1. A local anesthetic may be applied to numb your teeth and gums.

  2. We will use a dental instrument called a scaler to scrape off the tartar and plaque from above and below your gumline.

  3. After the scaling process, we will begin root planing. This involves smoothing out the roots of your teeth and removing any rough areas that could attract bacteria.

  4. After the procedure, we may put a germ-killing substance in your gum pockets. This will help kill bacteria and aid in healing.

  5. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to monitor your healing process and ensure your gums reattach to the teeth.

Scaling and root planing are effective in halting the progress of gum disease. Keeping your teeth clean at home is crucial for preventing tooth loss and gum disease.

Benefits of Deep Cleaning, Scaling, and Root Planing

Deep cleaning, tooth scaling, and root planing are important for keeping gums healthy and maintaining good dental hygiene. These procedures come with several benefits, as detailed below:

  1. Prevent Gum Disease: The primary benefit of these procedures is their effectiveness in preventing the progression of gum disease. They eradicate plaque and tartar build-up, the leading causes of periodontal disease, keeping your gums healthy and strong.

  2. Halt Bone Loss: If left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone loss in the jaw. Deep cleaning procedures can halt this process by eliminating the bacteria causing inflammation and subsequent bone degradation.

  3. Reduce Risk of Systemic Diseases: Gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory issues. By curbing gum disease, these procedures can help reduce all of these health risks.

  4. Eliminate Bad Breath: Persistent bad breath is often a sign of gum disease caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria. Deep cleaning procedures effectively remove these, thereby eliminating bad breath.

  5. Aesthetic Benefits: Removal of plaque and tartar often results in brighter, healthier-looking teeth, boosting self-confidence.

  6. Improved Dental Check-ups: After undergoing these procedures, future dental check-ups will likely show improved health, reduced inflammation, and healthier gum pockets.

Remember, while these procedures have proven benefits, it's essential to maintain good daily oral hygiene practices. It will help prevent the recurrence of gum disease and keep your smile healthy. Regular brushing with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and routine dental visits can keep healthy gums.

Why Choose Nick D. Gravino, DDS, for Deep Cleaning, Scaling, and Root Planing?

Choosing Nick D. Gravino, DDS, for your deep cleaning, scaling, and root planing procedures is based on quality, experience, and personalized care. As a highly skilled and experienced dental professional, Dr. Gravino employs state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure optimal results in deep dental cleaning.

Recognized for his meticulous attention to detail, he ensures that plaque and tartar is effectively removed, preventing the progression of gum disease.

Additionally, Dr. Gravino understands that each patient is unique. He offers personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's dental needs and comfort.

He and his team provide you with instructions and guidance to assist with your recovery. This support is given to ensure long-term oral and overall health. Choosing Nick D. Gravino, DDS for your dental care means trusting a caring professional who values your comfort and health.

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Don't wait for gum disease to progress and affect your overall health. Improve your oral health with personalized dental care from Dr. Nick D. Gravino, DDS. Take control of your dental hygiene.

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Schedule your appointment today and take your path toward a healthier, brighter smile. Call us at (440) 871-7040 or complete our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you maintain your optimal healthy gums and your confident, radiant smile!

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