Why Do You Need Periodontal Treatment?

Posted on September 23, 2021

Dental Patient Undergoing Gum Disease Treatment

Did you know that going to get a regular cleaning twice a year may not be enough to prevent gum disease or to thoroughly clean your gums? If you have receding gums, bleeding gums, or loose teeth, a dentist in Manhattan, NY might recommend a deep cleaning or periodontal scaling and root planning. It may sound a bit intimidating, but a deep teeth cleaning has its advantages and disadvantages. 

 

What is Periodontal Scaling and Root Planning?

With a deep tooth cleaning, your dentist will remove the tartar and plaque that build up in the gums, causing inflammation, leading to improved gum health. The sticky film that forms over your teeth is called plaque that can contain bacteria and develops when food mixes with saliva. Brushing your teeth daily will remove the plaque from the surface of your teeth but not in between the teeth. Plaque that is leftover after brushing, hardens and turn into tartar. Gum disease can form from plaque and tartar build-up, often leading to gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, or gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

Advantages of Periodontal Treatment

Advantages of receiving a deep tooth cleaning procedure may include:

  • Stopping the advancement to gum disease
  • Protecting the root of the teeth
  • Treating current infection and promote healing

What Does the Deep Cleaning Tooth Process Involve?

Deep cleanings remove the plaque and tartar from below the gumline. A dentist in Manhattan, NY will divide your mouth into 4 quadrants and work on 2 quadrants at a time, depending on your sensitivity level. The deep cleaning typically takes place in two or more visits and each visit lasting up to 2 hours. With the removal of the plaque and tartar from below the gumline, it aids in reducing space between your teeth and your teeth attaching back to your gumline.

 

Interested in learning more?

Are you tired of seeing spaces in your teeth or feeling like you still have something lodged in your teeth? Call our doctor, Dr. Alexander Volchonok, in our office in Manhattan, NY today to schedule your consultation!

 

References

The Pro and Cons of Deep Cleaning Teeth, Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/deep-cleaning-teeth#procedure