Deep Clean (Periodontal Treatment)

The leading cause of tooth loss in adults, gum disease requires early treatment to prevent long-term effects. Periodontal treatment targets the cause of gum disease and provides a concentrated deep clean of the affected area under the gum line.

The treatment can involve surgery if the symptoms have progressed too far. Closed surgery can be used in the cases that feature tartar build up just below the gum line, but open surgery may be required if tartar and infectious bacteria build up are found to be even deeper. In this case, the dentist will open up the gum line and clean the problem areas.

Who needs periodontal treatment?

You may need deep cleaning treatment if you suffer from:

• Bleeding gums
• Bad breath
• Red or swollen gums
• Loose teeth
• Development of spaces between teeth
• Recurrent infections
• Receding gums

Long-term treatment

Dental CleanDepending on the severity of the disease, periodontal treatment can be carried out over the space of one or two dental visits. However, this is not always the case. Those suffering from severe gum disease may require quadrant or individual tooth deep cleaning over a number of sessions in order to remove tartar and bacteria build up in and around the gum line.

Following deep clean sessions, you will be advised on the number of dental and hygiene visits they should make each year in order to prevent the problem from recurring. A Synergy dentist will also provide a tailored daily hygiene and cleaning plan that will promote the long-term care and maintenance of the teeth and gums.

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How painful is it?

Depending on the severity of the condition, the treatment could be painful. Dentists will offer optional anaesthetic to numb the surrounding area before treatment, but those requiring extensive gum cleaning may still experience some pain.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal treatment targets the causes of gum disease to prevent recurrence and eventual tooth loss.

By Dr Zuber Bagasi