Beverly HILLS Periodontal Cleaning
Scaling and root planing or dental deep cleaning, as it is often called, is essential in the battle against gum disease. It is the first treatment provided to patients with early to advanced stages of gum disease. With the latest lasers and high precision microscopes, Dr. Raschkovsky offers the most advanced Beverly Hills periodontal deep cleanings to help patients stop gum disease from progression and avoid tooth loss.
What do the procedures entail?
Scaling and root planning are options only explored upon a thorough examination, possibly including the use of X-rays by Dr. Raschkovsky. Based on the condition of the gums, the amount of tartar observed in the mouth, the size of pockets, and severity of periodontal disease, Dr. Raschkovsky will recommend scaling and root planning accordingly.
Scaling involves the professional removal of calculus and plaque from the surface of the tooth, and is performing using a designated dental tool, an ultrasonic scaling tool. The tool is designed to target oral bacteria, and extra attention is given to the region directly below the gum line and the root.
Cementum and surface dentin are removed through the process of root planing. This smoothing of the root of the teeth allows an easier healing process and helps protect against the future formation of bacteria.
Anti-microbals, mouth rinses, are often used to assist in controlling the spread of bacteria that can lead to periodontitis. When needed, Dr. Raschkovsky can promote healing and control future infection by inserting antibiotic fibers into the periodontal pockets directly following a scaling and planing procedure.
It is increasingly difficult to remove plaque and tartar from within teeth and gums when pockets are especially deep. For this reason, it is often necessary to seek surgical removal of the plaque, as at-home care is not sufficient in restoring periodontal health in patients with deep pockets.
Benefits of Our Beverly Hills Deep Cleaning Treatment
Many periodontal benefits come from the successful completion of scaling and planing. First, the processes protect against future disease. By removing bacteria that could eventually flow to the rest of the body, potential conditions such as heart and respiratory disease are prevented.
Next, scaling and planing protects against tooth loss. There is a higher rate of developing periodontal disease if gum pockets are larger than 3mm, as bacteria becomes increasingly congregated and causes the destruction of gingival and bone tissue. Eventually, if left untreated, this will cause teeth to fall out.
Lastly, scaling and root planing can give patients a more beautiful smile, and thereby increase their confidence. Besides looking more aesthetically pleasing, the processes are useful for reducing bad breath and getting rid of tooth stains that were previously prevalent.
Schedule a Beverly Hills Periodontal Cleaning
If you suffer from mild to moderate gum disease, you may be a good candidate for a periodontal cleaning in our Beverly Hills office. Patients with severe gum disease may benefit from alternative treatments. To find out which treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at Perio Artist!