Life-long Benefits of Deep Cleaning Periodontal Treatment
Good oral hygiene and routine dental care are the best ways to combat gum disease. The more diligent you are in caring for your teeth, the less risk you have of developing oral infections that can lead to periodontal disease. If you’ve neglected your oral health over the years and are experiencing problems with your gums and teeth, you may need periodontal treatment. Periodontics from Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, can help restore your oral health.
Why You Need Periodontal Treatment
Receding gums is one of the symptoms of periodontal disease. As your gums recede, spaces form between your gums and teeth where bacteria can breed. Over time, the bacteria can eat away at the bone structure of your teeth, causing them to weaken and fall out. Deep cleaning rids your teeth of plaque, tartar, and bacteria that threaten to destroy your smile.
At Mid-Valley Dental Care, you’ll work with experienced periodontal dentists, Drs. Terence, Casey, and Kayla Lau for deep cleaning. Using special dental tools, we’ll scale your teeth to remove plaque and tartar build-up from above and below the gum line to stop the spread of the disease. We’ll also cleanse periodontal pockets around your teeth. This treatment is done under anesthesia to avoid pain and discomfort. Through root planing, we’ll smooth out the root surfaces of your teeth to prevent bacteria from gathering there in the future.
Depending on the severity of your condition, this process may need to be repeated on your next dental visit. We’ll carefully monitor your oral health to ensure there’s no comeback of the disease.
Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing stops the progression of gum disease to save your teeth. Preserving your smile is one of the greatest benefits of this treatment. Additional it:
- Rids your teeth of unsightly plaque and tartar to improve your smile’s appearance
- Treats current gum infection to reduce gum swelling, tenderness and bleeding
- Eliminates harmful bacteria to give your gums a chance to heal
To schedule a consultation for periodontal treatment, contact Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, CA, at (818) 886-3500.