A periodontal or deep cleaning is like the teeth cleaning that you get when you have your twice-yearly dental checkup. The difference is that it is designed to address the progression of gum disease and its effects on you. Here at Russo Periodontics, we periodontics in Siesta Key are dedicated to your optimal gum health, and doing so means halting and reversing what dental plaque and tartar can lead to if they are not kept in check.
Brushing and flossing at home goes a long way toward maintaining your the wellness of your gums. Those methods remove most of the plaque that forms on and between your teeth. But some it will manage to hide out of reach, such as in your gum pockets. It can then harden into tartar, which can only be eliminated with a teeth cleaning. In fact, even early stage gum disease, gingivitis, can be stopped with a teeth cleaning, and its symptoms will subside afterward. That’s good news. When you will need the help of our periodontics in Siesta Key is if you have put off your six month dental exam and cleaning, allowing gum disease to become advanced. The signs will be noticeable. You are likely to experience gums that bleed when you brush, persistent bad breath, and receding gums. You may even lose vital gum and bone tissue and find that your teeth are loose. You should consider such indications an urgent matter and seek out our periodontics in Siesta Key right away. A deep cleaning gets down to the roots to eradicate the plaque and tartar, and put you back on the road to an optimal state of periodontal well-being. If you don’t act quickly, you might end up losing one or more teeth.
A deep cleaning is absolutely essential as a tool to combat periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. Call us to set up an appointment to take advantage of our periodontics in Siesta Key.