Daily oral hygiene is vital in preventing gum disease. Brushing and flossing are vital in keeping teeth free from plaque-generating bacteria.
Deep Tooth Cleaning by San Diego Dentist
When there are deep pockets along the tooth roots due to bone recession it is impossible for the patient to properly clean and keep the gum tissue free of inflammation. A deep cleaning is necessary to remove the inflammation and debris and sometimes this would be done prior to gum surgery.
When do you need a periodontal treatment?
Here are the recommendation of San Diego Dentists about periodental treatment:
Periodontal treatment should be done on a regular basis as part of your regular checkup plan. Regular cleaning, when combined with good oral hygiene, will improve the overall health of your teeth and gums. If regular care has not been done and the patient does not have good oral hygiene practices, more intense periodontal procedures may be required to return the gums to a healthy state.
Left untreated, periodontal disease will result in the loss of bone and eventually your natural teeth.
Testimonial of a deep cleaning patient
I just had a deep cleaning on three quadrants by Dr. Sonny Aryan, San Diego Dentist Paacific Beach. If you are told you need it, it’s because they need to get beneath the gums where you cannot reach with dental floss or toothbrush and where your regular hygienist usually doesn’t go when you get your teeth cleaned biannually. It didn’t hurt for me. In fact, I felt like my gums were getting massaged, and I liked that feeling. If your gums/teeth are more sensitive than mine, you can get anesthetic applied. I would definitely recommend doing it to guard against further decay and gum disease. If you don’t do it, you take the risk of bacteria continuing to build, possible inflammation and tenderness, and then your body’s immune system reacting to the presence of bacteria. I have also had periodontal surgery, and you don’t want to go there!
To schedule a dental examination or teeth cleaning appointment, call San Diego Dentist Pacific Beach.
What to expect after a Deep Cleaning
The following information has been provided by Dr. Aryan, dentist San Diego:
- You may experience some cold and heat sensitivity (especially after deep cleaning).
- If you have received anesthesia do not eat anything until the numbness has worn off.
- Continue your regular brushing and flossing.
- Some bleeding for a day or two after cleaning is normal, but if you experience any excessive bleeding call our office.