Quality Dental Care of Lakeland offers advanced general dentistry services, including periodontal (gum) disease prevention and treatment.
Protect Your Gum Health
A deep dental cleaning, also known as scaling or root planing, helps patients with gum disease and gum recession. With these conditions, the gums are inflamed and pull away from the teeth, creating deep pockets where bacteria and plaque accumulate. As gum disease progresses, the space between the teeth and gums widens, which can weaken the tooth-supporting bones and lead to tooth loss.
During a deep cleaning, your hygienist or dentist in Lakeland, FL uses a slender instrument to measure the depth of your gum pockets. They then clean plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above and below the gumline, all the way down to the bottom of the gum pocket.
After cleaning, or scaling, your dentist then begins root planing, or smoothing the teeth roots. Root planing helps your gums re-adhere to your teeth so bacteria doesn’t collect in the pocket. Depending on the patient’s needs, scaling and root planing may take more than one dental visit to complete.
Schedule Periodontal Care in Lakeland, FL
Caring for your gums is equally important as caring for your teeth. Without healthy gums, our teeth can break, shift, or even fall out. You can always depend on us for comprehensive periodontal care. Give Quality Dental Care of Lakeland a call today at (863) 858-3891 to schedule your next exam!