Did you know that more than 75% of Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease? It’s true. Even more alarming is the fact that most don’t even know they have it. Luckily, periodontal disease is preventable, treatable, and curable. One of the most effective ways to tackle periodontal disease is with a periodontal cleaning.
A periodontal cleaning is much different than a regular teeth cleaning and consists of scaling and root planing. While regular cleanings clean and polish the surfaces of your teeth above your gum line, scaling and root planing removes all of the bacteria, tartar, and debris that collect under your gum line.
The bacteria that is cleaned by scaling and root planing during periodontal cleanings cannot be removed by regular cleanings, brushing, or flossing. And when left untreated, it can lead to severe periodontal disease, bone loss, and even tooth loss. As a result, it’s essential to get a periodontal cleaning as soon as any form of periodontal disease is detected.
It’s time to schedule your appointment for a deep periodontal cleaning to stop and reverse the adverse effects of periodontal disease. Contact our experienced dental team at Suntree Dental today!