Dental Deep Cleanings (SRP)

Dental Deep Cleanings (SRP)

At Eagle Dental, we understand that maintaining good oral health involves more than just brushing and flossing regularly. Sometimes, you need a little extra help to keep your teeth and gums in top shape. That’s where our dental deep cleanings come in. As part of our comprehensive periodontal services, our skilled dental hygienists can provide a thorough and effective cleaning that goes beyond what you can achieve with a toothbrush and dental floss alone. Whether you’re dealing with gum disease or simply want to prevent it from developing, our dental deep cleanings can help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.

What is a Dental Deep Cleaning?

A dental deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing. It is a non-surgical periodontal therapy used to treat and manage periodontal disease, particularly in its early stages. The process involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, as well as smoothing the surface of the tooth roots to prevent bacteria from re-colonizing. This treatment is more extensive than regular dental cleaning and may require multiple appointments to complete. 

Scaling involves removing the hardened plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line using special instruments. Root planing involves smoothing the surfaces of the tooth roots to remove bacteria and toxins and to help the gums reattach to the tooth surface. This process helps to remove the source of infection and inflammation, reducing the risk of further damage to the teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing can help treat and manage mild to moderate gum disease and prevent it from progressing to more severe forms of periodontal disease.

Signs of Gum Disease & Gingivitis

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums that make your teeth appear longer
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Changes in your bite or the way your teeth fit together
  • Changes in the color of your gums

It’s important to note that gum disease can often be painless, so it’s important to pay attention to these other symptoms and see us regularly to catch any issues early.

Gum Disease Risks

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to various serious health risks. One of the most common risks associated with gum disease is restorative. Gum disease causes the bone and soft tissue to deteriorate, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other systemic conditions. It has also been linked to complications during pregnancy, such as premature birth and low birth weight. Therefore, it is crucial to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as possible to prevent these potential health risks.

Gum Therapy

Gum therapy, also known as periodontal therapy, is a non-surgical treatment designed to eliminate gum disease and improve gum health. The goal of gum therapy is to clean the deep pockets formed between the gums and teeth, where bacteria and plaque build-up can cause inflammation and infection. The therapy involves removing the bacteria and plaque from the tooth surface and below the gum line through scaling and root planing. The procedure may also include the use of antibiotics to treat any infection that has spread beyond the gum line. Gum therapy is an effective treatment for gum disease and can prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.

We understand the worry and concern that can come with a diagnosis of gum disease or gingivitis. However, we want you to know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive gum therapy and personalized treatment plans to help you regain your oral health. Don’t let gum disease hold you back from smiling confidently and living your life to the fullest. Take the first step towards a healthier smile by scheduling a consultation with Eagle Dental.