Teeth being an extremely important part of human body need regular check-ups by your dentist so as to prevent so many oral and dental diseases. Very often dentists recommend routine non-invasive dental cleaning of teeth and gum line for maintaining good oral health and hygiene.

But when patient suffers from red, swollen or tender gums or with other periodontal diseases, a deep dental cleaning becomes imperative to prevent tooth loss and further damage to the gums.

What is deep dental cleaning and how it differs from routine dental cleaning?

A deep dental cleaning, commonly referred as scaling and root smoothening, is a routine dental procedure performed to clean beneath the gum line to remove the deposited plaque, tartar and bacteria.

The bacteria that cause gum disease resides in plaque and hard tartar deposits on the teeth surfaces which are covered and protected by the gums. Over time bacteria multiply and grow to release certain toxins that may irritate gums and create bacterial gum pockets in the lower part of teeth and gums. 

Bacterial presence in these pockets may cause infections to lead to weakening of teeth roots, resulting in teeth falling out or tooth loss and appearance of symptoms of periodontitis 

The basic difference between a deep dental cleaning and a routine dental cleaning is that a deep dental cleaning involves cleaning below the gumline, whereas a routine cleaning is performed for the surface of teeth and along the gumline. 

An efficient dentist Bundoora while performing deep cleaning may use some local anaesthetic agent to numb the area to keep you feel comfortable while cleaning underneath the gums. On the other hand a routine dental cleaning usually does not require any anaesthetic agent to numb the portion of teeth and gums during the procedure.

When you need deep dental cleaning?

Following routine dental check-up, your dentist Bundoora associated with the Bundoora Family Dental Clinic can recommend deep dental cleaning i.e., scaling, if onset of Periodontitis symptoms is detected.

These symptoms could be:

  • Swollen, red and tender gum with deep gum pockets
  • Bleeding while brushing
  • Consistent  bad breath 
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Loosening or separation of permanent teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Gums pulling away from teeth
  • Bone loss in the jaw and loose teeth

Benefits of deep dental cleaning

A deep dental cleaning helps to treat symptoms of periodontitis and also:

  • Reduce the risk of deep gum pockets  and prevent the bacterial growth
  • Protect teeth roots by keeping them free from plaque and tarter build up
  • Boost gum health and prevent gum diseases 
  • Prevent gum recession 
  • Protect the underlying jawbone that supports teeth and prevent tooth loss 
  • Resist halitosis i.e., bad breath
  • Promote a more aesthetically pleasing smile

It is always better to treat the symptoms of periodontitis at early stage as untreated periodontitis symptoms can get worsen and lead to the loss of one or more teeth and may also call for a more aggressive and extensive bone graft procedure for the tooth replacement.

An efficient treatment, right in the initial stages of onset of symptoms of periodontitis,  can help in reversal of many of these symptoms and prevent bad breath and teeth loss.

A skilled dentist Bundoora working in most modern and state of the art Bundoora Family Dental Clinic can provide you the required deep dental cleaning as a part of treatment for periodontitis with the help of latest technology and equipment.