Most people in Chino Hills, California, and elsewhere do their best to take care of their teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing daily is important, but even with the best oral hygiene, you can still be at risk for periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).
The only way to know if you have gum disease is to visit your dentist. With every routine visit, your dentist will closely examine your teeth and gums to see if you have gum disease. In some cases, you may need a deep periodontal cleaning.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, usually starts when plaque forms around your teeth. Plaque is caused by bacteria and food in your mouth, and when it mixes with saliva, it slowly hardens and turns into tartar.
The bacteria in tartar irritate the gums and release harmful toxins that can cause gum inflammation and even infection.
Here are some of the complications of gum disease.
People with healthy gums can receive a routine dental cleaning. Regular cleanings can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. With routine cleaning, the dentist removes bacteria and tartar buildup from your gums and teeth.
Deep periodontal cleaning is different. If you have bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup below the gum line, your dentist will need to clean out the pockets between your teeth and gums. A routine cleaning can’t remove this buildup.
Here are some reasons for deep periodontal cleaning.
If you suspect you have gum disease, getting treatment immediately is important. Dr. Uday Shah and the team at Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, California, are here to help you get back to enjoying healthy teeth and gums. Contact us at (909) 679-3447 or request an appointment online.