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Deep Cleaning In Garland, TX
Prevent Severe Gum Disease With Deep Cleaning
Dental Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning. This procedure is used to help treat and prevent the spread of gum disease. Adults in the United States lose more teeth from gum disease than any other cause.
A July 2015 study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds that chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States. This serious condition compromises connective tissues and bones that anchor teeth in place. It also causes gum recession, increasing the risk of tooth decay.
Gum disease can have a dire impact on overall wellness, as well as increasing the risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and other illnesses. Deep cleaning from the hygiene team at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland, TX, keeps your smile healthy.
Gum Disease – The How
A sticky film of plaque formed by bacteria leads to gum disease. It’s usually controlled with frequent brushing and flossing. However, when teeth are not properly cleaned, bacteria trigger an infection that causes gums to pull away from the tooth roots. Plaque trapped in these pockets cannot be removed with normal home hygiene.
Hygienist uses a special instrument, or scaler, to remove bacteria, plaque, and hardened tartar from the teeth.
A dental deep cleaning is also called scaling and root planning
Finally, root surfaces are planed or smoothed
It starts with gentle gum cleaning
If necessary, the diseased gum tissue is excised.
Scaling And Root Planing!
How Is Deep Cleaning Performed!
Deep Cleaning – The Procedure
The procedure greatly reduces populations of harmful oral pathogens and allows gums to re-establish a tight seal to teeth. This sets the stage for natural healing.
Your comfort is ensured with numbing, and you receive thorough instructions to follow at home for speedy healing. In severe cases, a deep cleaning may be performed in quadrants. Breaking the process into four procedures boosts your body’s healing capacity. In addition, Dr. Boppana may apply topical antibiotics, prescribe oral medications, or recommend prescription mouth rinse.
Deep Cleaning – The Why
According to NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), a healthy pocket should be no more than 3 millimeters. When the pockets grow to 5 millimeters or above, a dentist recommends deep scaling and root planing.
- About 17.20% of Adults aged 65 and over have periodontal disease.
- About 10.58% of Adults 65 and over have severe to moderate periodontal disease.
- About 8.2% of adults below age 65 have periodontal disease.
- About 5 % of adults below age 56 have severe to moderate periodontal disease.
- Adults 65+ Periodontal Disease 17.20% 17.20%
- Adults 65+ Severe Periodontal Disease 10.58% 10.58%
- Adults Below 65 Periodontal Disease 8.2% 8.2%
- Adults Below 65 Severe Periodontal Disease 5% 5%
Periodontal disease – The Reasons
Missed regular dental checkups and cleaning.
Smoking also causes to increased risk of gum disease.
Hormonal changes in girls and women.
Medications that lessen the flow of saliva
Gum Disease – Stages
Deep Cleaning – Do You Need?
If you have some of the below symptoms, it’s a good time to check with your dentist to see if you need dental deep cleaning
Bad breath that won’t go away
Red or swollen gums
Tender or bleeding gums
Receding gums or longer-appearing teeth
Deep Cleaning – The Benefits
Diminishes breath odor caused by bacterial excretions and diseased soft tissue.
Decreases odd taste in the mouth.
Reduces the tendency of gums to bleed.
Improves the appearance of the smile – addressing puffy, blotchy, and receding gums and discolored teeth.
Helps your body stay healthier without persistent infection and inflammation.
Helps you keep your natural teeth.
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Tips for Healthy Gums and Teeth
Brush twice a day preferably with fluoride toothpaste.
Floss regularly to remove the plaque formation between the gaps in teeth.
Regular dental checkups and cleaning.
Maintain a well-balanced diet rich in vitamin E and vitamin C can help repair damaged tissue
Avoid grinding or clenching teeth.
Dr. Boppana is passionate about periodontal health. Schedule a visit to our Garland, TX office to learn more about deep cleaning teeth. Perfect 32 Family Dentistry can be reached at (469) 804-5677. Late day and Saturday appointments are available, for your convenience.