Deep teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing is suggested if you are suffering from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums, which can include your gums bleeding or inflamed
Deep teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing is suggested if you are suffering from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums, which can include your gums bleeding or inflamed. If left untreated long enough periodontal disease can result in the deterioration of your jawbone and the eventual loss of a tooth.
If Brechon Dental identifies that you have periodontal disease, we will schedule a deep cleaning followed by a scaling and root planing procedure. During this procedure, the plaque and calculus will be removed which will then allow the gums to heal and the pockets that have developed to shrink.
Scaling refers to the removal of damaging plaque and calculus from the surface of your teeth, whereas root planing is the smoothing out your teeth’s roots to prevent additional bacteria from forming and to speed up the healing process.
The entire staff at Brechon Dental will embrace you as family. Being family owned for over two generations, we extend our compassion and caring concerns to all patients of all ages. Located at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008, we enjoy serving the entire community and the surrounding areas. Simply call 815-491-8032 with any dental questions or concerns and schedule your appointment today for an examination to see if you might benefit from a deep teeth cleaning, scale, and root planing procedure.
Scaling and root planing can be beneficial for you if you are looking for a long-term solution for improving the health and aesthetic appearance of your smile. Periodontal therapy refers to a range of surgical and non-surgical techniques that are designed to address gum disease.
The Benefits of Deep Teeth Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing
In addition to improving your smile, a dental cleaning will also improve your overall health. Benefits of regular dental cleanings include the following:
- Preventing Cavities: Plaque that accumulates on your teeth will inevitably begin to eat away at the enamel. Because the plaque is the leading cause of tooth decay, and because cavities that are left untreated will cause rot and result in the likelihood of needing a tooth extraction, scheduling a deep cleaning to remove the plaque is one of the best ways you can maintain good oral health.
- Prevents Gum Disease: Gum disease refers to inflammation of the gums that is caused by a build-up of plaque around your teeth. The most common symptoms for gum disease are bleeding when brushing your teeth. To prevent gum disease from developing, it is important to keep plaque and tartar away with regular dental cleanings, deep teeth cleaning and scale and root planing.
- Reduces the Risk of Diabetes: There is a direct correlation between gum disease and diabetes. People who have diabetes are more vulnerable to developing gum disease, and people who have gum disease are more likely to have issues regulating their blood glucose levels, which can result in developing diabetes. By scheduling regular deep cleanings, you can reduce your risk of developing these issues.
- Reduces the Likelihood of a Heart Attack or Stroke: In addition to causing issues to your teeth and gums, the bacteria that collects in your mouth due to gum disease can enter your bloodstream and increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Research has proven that if you have gum disease you are almost twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack and are also at a higher risk of having a stroke.
- Prevents Halitosis: If you are suffering from gum disease or other oral health issues you can commonly develop issues related to bad breath. One of the benefits to having a deep cleaning is the elimination of this issue.
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The Types of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is a progressive issue that can gradually increase in severity. If you develop periodontal disease it is usually in the following order:
- Gingivitis: The earliest stage of periodontitis, gingivitis develops due to bacterial plaque that builds up along the gums. Gingivitis is evident by sensitive gums that are red, puffy, and bleed easily. Gingivitis can be stymied and reversed with proper cleaning and improved oral health care, but if it is not addressed quickly, it can develop into a more severe form.
- Early Periodontitis: Early periodontitis, the second stage, is caused by the continued build-up of bacterial plaque and develops when gingivitis is left untreated. Early periodontitis is indicated by symptoms that are like gingivitis, just more severe. The gums will feel painful and more sensitive and brushing and flossing can result in bleeding. Unlike gingivitis, which can generally be addressed through a deep cleaning and improved self-care practices, early periodontitis will likely require more intensive interventions.
- Advanced Periodontitis: When bacteria, plaque, and toxins have developed to the point that gum tissue is being destroyed, you have developed advanced periodontitis. If you have progressed to this point you have developed small pockets between your gums and teeth, which act as breeding grounds for additional bacteria to grow. These pockets expand which cause the gums to recede. If left untreated long enough, this recession will result in bone loss.
Proper Oral Hygiene Improves the Longevity of Deep Teeth Cleaning, Scale and Root Planing
To continue to enjoy the benefits of your deep teeth cleaning, be sure to practice the following good oral hygiene habits every day.
- Brush a minimum of twice daily and practice proper brushing technique. In addition to brushing regularly, it is also important to brush effectively.
- Floss daily. If you are someone who tends to avoid flossing, you may want to consider alternatives, such as interdental brushes or floss picks.
- Be mindful of your diet. One of the best ways you can prevent dental problems is to avoid foods that are sugary or high in starch. If you do enjoy soda or sugary beverages, try to use a straw to limit exposure of sugar to your teeth. It is also important to swish your mouth with water following meals.
- Schedule regular dental exams with Brechon Dental. Unchecked dental issues can result in additional issues, which is why it is so important to visit us every six months. By providing a deep cleaning for your teeth and diagnosing potential issues before they progress, these regular checkups are critical to maintaining your oral health.
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Dentistry for You in Belvidere
Brechon Dental is a family-owned dental clinic at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008. Our highly compassionate staff and dentists are genuinely dedicated to your dental care and your healthy smile. When you visit us in our newly designed office, we focus on making your experience with our staff comfortable and rewarding. We wish for you to leave your visit smiling, with teeth that are healthier and brighter. From regular examinations and dental cleanings to a variety of cosmetic procedures, our goal is to provide you with only the best in dental care and treatments so that you achieve and maintain a smile you are proud of. We want you to have convenient access to dental care by accepting most major insurances and offering financing options. Call 815-491-8032 to schedule your appointment with Brechon Dental today.