Periodontal Treatment (Deep Cleaning)
Strong, healthy gums are the foundation of every brilliant smile. At Brightcraft Dental & Laser in Burbank, we care about your periodontal health.
Periodontal care focuses on preventing gum diseases that can subtly infiltrate your oral care routine. To tackle this, we offer precise periodontal treatment, such as deep cleanings, to rejuvenate oral health. So, let’s explore this procedure together and learn about its role in maintaining oral hygiene.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
✓ Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is an inflammatory condition primarily affecting the gums.
✓ Left alone, it can negatively impact the supporting bone structure of the teeth, leading to tooth loss.
✓ The disease develops in stages, beginning with gingivitis, characterized by inflamed, swollen, and bleeding gums.
✓ This stage primarily results from plaque accumulation along the gumline and is reversible with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning.
✓ If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a more severe stage known as periodontitis.
✓ This stage involves the gum and bone pulling away from the teeth, forming pockets that become infected and deepen over time, causing further bone and tissue loss.
✓ Ultimately, the teeth can become loose due to insufficient support.
✓ Periodontitis is not reversible and requires professional treatment, such as deep cleaning.
How Deep Cleaning Works
✓ Deep cleaning is a procedure designed to target gum disease before it leads to bone and tooth loss.
✓ The process eliminates plaque and tartar from both above and below the gumline (called scaling), refining the root surfaces of your teeth (called planing).
✓ Our top-rated dental clinic in Los Angeles uses state-of-the-art tools and methods to offer our patients the most effective and comfortable deep cleaning experience.
✓ We are always available to address any concerns or questions you have about the procedure.
The Benefits of Deep Cleaning
1. Preventing and Treating Gum Disease
The main objective of deep cleaning is to deter and manage periodontal disease. Regular brushing and flossing can keep plaque under control, but tartar—the calcified form of plaque that adheres to your teeth—requires professional intervention. As your trusted Burbank dentist, we recommend a deep cleaning procedure to eliminate resilient tartar, counter existing gum disease, and help prevent future occurrences.
2. Oral Health and Holistic Wellness
Studies show that oral health can significantly impact your overall health. Poor oral hygiene has been shown to cause systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses. Our mouths serve as an entry point for harmful bacteria that can spread throughout the body, exacerbating these conditions. Deep cleaning is an essential preventative strategy, minimizing the risk of these health complications by effectively removing gum infections and hardened tartar.
3. Preventing Bone Loss
Severe gum disease, or periodontitis, can instigate bone loss around the teeth, destabilizing them and potentially leading to their loss. This happens because the bacteria in tartar degrade the bone structure once they reach below the gum line. This bone loss is a severe condition that can cause facial sagging and complicate dental restoration procedures. Deep cleaning is instrumental in preventing this bone loss, curbing the advancement of gum disease, and helping maintain your jaw’s structural integrity.
4. Fresh Breath and Enhanced Smile
Bad breath can significantly undermine the appeal of a beautiful smile. Deep cleaning eliminates the bacteria causing bad breath odors, keeping your breath fresh. In addition, removing tartar and stains from deep cleaning can brighten your smile. While these should not be the primary considerations for treatment, they add to the overall value of regular deep cleaning.
At Brightcraft Dental & Laser, we are not just your Burbank dentist, but your allies in retaining a healthy smile. Our all-encompassing periodontal treatments, including deep cleanings, are designed to maintain your oral health fully.
Our clinic aims to deliver tailored dental care in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. If you have any inquiries or wish to schedule an appointment, our committed team is ready to help. Remember, the journey to overall wellness begins with a healthy smile!
What to do next?
Make an appointment at BrightCraft Dental for your regular check-ups and cleaning. BOOK ONLINE or call (818) 237-1010․