Deep cleaning is a type of cleaning that can be recommended when beginning to moderate stage periodontal disease is diagnosed. This type of cleaning may be recommended for your whole mouth, or just in a specific area. During this appointment, we will numb your gums to allow for comfortable cleaning of the teeth below the gum line.
Periodontal disease, also known as “gum disease” can occur when bacteria in the mouth attacks the gums and damages them, causing bleeding and eventually bone loss. The jaw bones support the teeth, therefore loss of bone can lead loss of teeth. Additionally, there is link between poor oral health (disease of the gums and teeth) and increased risk for systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.