Scheduled dental cleanings are an important part of keeping your mouth healthy and your smile bright. Sometimes, a visit to the dentist may require a deeper dental cleaning to get at tartar and plaque and prevent possible issues immediately in order to combat gum disease.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious condition in which the tissue that holds your teeth together becomes infected. The earlier the disease is diagnosed and treated, including through deep cleaning, the more likely the infection can be rooted out without more invasive treatment like surgery.
At Pearl White Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski has been helping people prevent and address gum disease for two decades. Dr. Natalia has been cited for “Excellence in Clinical Achievement” and is well-known among patients for providing personalized services.
Contact us to schedule an exam and deep dental cleaning in Fort Lauderdale with Pearl White Dentistry today. Our team is ready to help you smile bright.
Gum disease is a chronic infection that is caused when bacteria builds up in spaces below the gum line.
If left untreated, the acids secreted by that bacteria can weaken and dissolve the tissue connecting your teeth and jaw bone. That is why periodontitis must be treated immediately through deep cleaning.
Although roughly half of all Americans have some sort of gum disease, it must be addressed because it can otherwise lead to a whole host of health problems, including for people who have heart problems, diabetes or COPD and those who are pregnant.
In a regular cleaning, a hygienist focuses above the gum line to polish the teeth and remove certain bacteria from the mouth. The cleaning does not get below the gum line where more bacteria may already be causing infection and gum disease.
That is where a deep cleaning comes in. At Pearl White, your hygienist will use a special instrument called a scaler to get below the gum line and into any pockets between the gums and teeth.
Because this is more intensive than a routine cleaning, we often use local anesthesia to prevent discomfort and an antibiotic to fight off infection. A deep cleaning may also require a follow-up visit to ensure that the gums are healing.
An appointment with Fort Lauderdale Dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski and the staff at Pearl White Dentistry is the first step toward a bright and beautiful smile.
We are dedicated professionals who are committed to helping our patients. Dr. Natalia takes the time to understand each person’s individual situation and goals and to craft a treatment plan accordingly. We also offer a wide range of restorative and cosmetic treatment services to repair and improve smiles.
To schedule your deep dental cleaning in Fort Lauderdale, call Pearl White Dentistry at (954) 491-8812 or contact us online. We are happy to work with a number of different insurance providers.