Periodontal Cleaning

A dental treatment that fights plaque, gum disease, and infection.

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? Or are you concerned about the health of your teeth and gums? Talk to your local dentist about ways to fight gum disease with a periodontal or deep cleaning—a dental procedure that treats gum and periodontal disease.

Learn more about ways you can prevent or reverse periodontal disease by setting up an appointment with a dentist in the Greater Nashville area.

How We Can Help

A deep clean to combat gum disease.

Depending on the health of your teeth and gums, your dentist may recommend a treatment that’s known by several different names. It’s sometimes called “root planing and scaling,” or a “periodontal cleaning,” or “deep cleaning.”

Ultimately, this dental treatment removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and from the area, or pocket, between the teeth and gums. Here’s a bit more:

The Problem:

  • A bacterial infection has become too “set-in” to be remedied by a routine cleaning.

  • Plaque has solidified into calculus deposits that are sitting under the surface of your gums and continue to irritate the gums and spread infection.

The Solution:

  • Removing the calculus from below the gum line, using special tools.

  • Smoothing the root surfaces to be sure plaque can’t continue to get traction.

  • Allowing your gums to heal once the plaque and calculus are removed.

Ongoing Maintenance:

  • Timely follow-up maintenance and monitoring.

  • More frequent cleanings to protect your gums while they heal.

Each case of gum disease is different. We will work with you to create a custom plan to regain control of your oral health. Talk to your local dentist today about your options.

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