A deep cleaning procedure can make a world of difference if you’re suffering from early signs of gum disease. This procedure, clinically known as scaling and root planing, thoroughly cleanses your teeth and gums by removing plaque and tartar buildup.
For a deep cleaning in West Covina, A-Z Dental Care is the way to go. Our founder, Dr. Mirhamid Salek, boasts decades of experience and as a specialist in treating oral pain, so you can be sure that your visits will be as comfortable as can be.
Symptoms That May Indicate You Need a Deep Cleaning
Gum disease can lead to a number of serious complications if left untreated. More obvious consequences of untreated gum disease can include tooth decay and tooth loss, but gum disease has also been linked to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease.
But how do you know if you have gum disease? While it’s true that gum disease can remain symptom-free until it progresses into a more severe form, there are usually warning signs, including:
- Bleeding gums, particularly after brushing or flossing – even just a slightly pink toothbrush is cause for concern
- Swollen and/or dark red gums
- Pus in between teeth and gums
- General pain and discomfort in your gums
- A feeling of pressure beneath your teeth
- Tooth pain, sometimes severe
- Receding gums and/or increasing gaps between the teeth
- Tooth loss (severe forms)
The Deep Cleaning Process
A deep cleaning procedure is relatively straightforward. Dr. Salek will scrape plaque and tartar buildup off your teeth to create a smoother surface that makes it difficult for contaminants to reattach themselves to your teeth. Throughout the procedure, each pocket (where a tooth sits in the gums) will be examined and cleansed thoroughly.
In some cases, an antibiotic may be prescribed to aid in the healing process.
Contact A-Z Dental Care
For more information about deep cleaning procedures from A-Z Dental Care, call our office at the number below or visit our appointments page.