DEEP CLEANING, SCALING,
AND ROOT PLANING
DEEP CLEANING, SCALING, AND ROOT PLANING
Good hygiene is at the heart of good oral health. However, keeping your mouth clean is not as simple as it sounds. Pits, fissures, crowded spaces, and surfaces below the gum line may be impossible to clean with a toothbrush and floss. Additionally, it is easy to miss some areas, even with the best home care. That is why recall appointments at our Mississauga office are essential.
Your visit includes an evaluation, oral disease screening, and hygienist cleaning. If needed, a deep cleaning, including scaling and root planing may be recommended. We will also discuss any oral health problems that we detect, and explain treatment options.
THE VALUE OF PREVENTIVE CARE
In the rush of our hectic lives, oral care is often delayed or overlooked entirely. However, proper brushing and flossing takes just a few minutes a day. Routine dental appointments take just a small part of your day, only twice a year. The alternative is to neglect your oral health, which can lead to gum disease.
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Plaque, the sticky substance that accumulates on tooth surfaces, is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. When it is not removed promptly, infection sets in below the gum line – a condition known as periodontal disease.
The early symptoms include:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive gum tissue
- Irritated, swollen, or discolored gums
As the disease progresses it can cause:
- Loose teeth
- Separation of gum tissue from the tooth root
- Damage to the periodontal ligament
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
Oral health is closely linked with overall health. Untreated periodontal disease has been associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and more. Good oral hygiene habits and dental care can help you preserve your beautiful smile, avoid painful toothaches, and enhance your quality of life.
Call (905) 567-6757 to schedule an appointment at R dentists today.