Deep Cleaning & Periodontal Care in Chantilly
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Having periodic teeth cleaning is a great way to prevent and treat gum disease. While brushing your teeth and flossing are important to fight off the buildup of plaque and tartar, there are always areas that are hard to reach, such as the roots of your teeth. The bacteria in plaque can cause serious conditions that affect your oral health, such as periodontal diseases or bone loss.
A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planning, simply cleans between your gums and teeth to remove tartar formed at the tooth’s root. The dental hygienists at Legacy Dentistry of Virginia offer to scale and root planning services for individuals suffering from gingivitis (gum inflammation) and moderate to severe periodontal gum disease.
SRP (Scaling and Root Cleaning) vs. Routine Cleaning
Scaling is the removal of hardened plaque and tartar from the teeth and gum “pockets,” while root planing is the smoothing out of your teeth roots. After SRP, the surfaces of your teeth’ roots will be smooth, which helps prevent bacteria from attaching again and causing further damage. SRP may take longer than one visit, unlike regular cleanings.
For those with periodontal disease, a deep cleaning is the best way to reverse the disease’s progression. Our patients usually see great results after coming in for deep cleaning. The dentists at Legacy Dentistry of Virginia may use a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable depending on the condition of your gums and the depth of your “pockets.”