Thorough Treatment for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is very treatable, but cannot be fully cured. After the completion of your periodontitis treatment, you will be scheduled for regular ongoing maintenance care. These visits will involve a thorough professional cleaning and monitoring of your oral health to ensure the disease does not recur and progress further.
We recommend scheduling your periodontal maintenance visits and your general dentistry visits on an alternating schedule. This ensures you are receiving the proper care and treatments for your oral health needs in a timely, consistent manner.
A dental deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a procedure that goes beyond a routine cleaning and is typically recommended for patients who have gum disease or are at risk of developing it. During the procedure, our dental professionals at McKinney Dental will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line, as well as smooth out rough spots on the teeth roots to prevent bacteria from accumulating.
This treatment is typically recommended for patients who have gum disease, which is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the teeth and gums. Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems.
The benefits of a dental deep cleaning are numerous:
- It can help prevent gum disease from progressing and improve overall oral health.
- It can help reduce the risk of other health problems associated with gum disease, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
- Patients who undergo a deep cleaning may also notice fresher breath, whiter teeth, and a healthier, more vibrant smile.