A deep teeth cleaning can reduce gum inflammation and improve gum health by removing a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth.
The blade is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. It contains bacteria and develops when food particles are mixed with saliva. By brushing your teeth you collect fruit every day that brushes your teeth
Brushing, however, does not remove all the plaque between your teeth. The left blade calcifies or hardens, which forms tartar.
Accumulation of blade or tartar can lead to gum disease. These include gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. It is a serious infection that destroys the bones that support teeth.
Advantages of deep cleaning of teeth
If gum disease removes teeth from your gums and creates space more than 5 millimeters (mm) deep, you may need a deep cleaning.
If gum disease is worse, the space between your gums and teeth may be wider. It can weaken the bones that support your teeth, lose teeth, or damaged teeth.
If your dentist recommends a deep cleaning, the benefits of this procedure include:
- Stopping the progression of gum disease
- Promote the treatment and cure of a current infection
- Clean your teeth above and below the gumline
- Eliminates gum disease odor
- Protect the base of your teeth
Disadvantages of deep cleaning of teeth
Although deep cleansing can treat gum disease, the procedure has risks.
Difficulties in cleaning teeth include:
- May cause nerve damage
- Your teeth do not guarantee the restoration of your gums
- Your gums may shrink
- If you have a compromised immune system, it is a potential infection
- Pain and sensitivity
Pain and sensitivity are the most common side effects. The risks of deep cleansing are usually minimal and only last about 5 to 7 days, but in the wider case, it can increase up to a few weeks.
Is deep cleaning painful?
Tooth scaling and root planning can create some discomfort, so you’ll get a temporary or local anesthetic to numb your gums.
You may expect some sensitivity after your treatment. Your gums may swell and you may bleed a little.