Gum disease starts when plaque and tartar sit and build up on your teeth, inviting bacteria that inflame your gums. Gum disease begins as gingivitis, characterized by puffy and red gums that are likely to bleed at the slightest provocation. Gingivitis can be reversed by daily brushing and flossing combined with professional teeth cleaning.
However, if you are residing in San Jose, California, and have mild to moderate gum disease (periodontitis), you may need deep cleaning from Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc., to clear the infection. You may confuse this procedure with the regular “scale and polish” cleaning, and that’s why we are here to help you get things right.
Before a deep clean, Dr. Natalie Provenzano will scrutinize your gums to detect gum disease using a periodontal probe. If the space between your gums and teeth is more than 3mm, it’s a sign of gum disease, and treatment is required immediately.
Once your dentist establishes a deep cleaning can treat your gum disease, the procedure will proceed as follows:
Typically, you need at least two deep cleaning appointments, but more may be needed for severe cases. Plus, follow-up visits are necessary for your dentist to establish that your gum disease is improving.
Deep cleaning alongside diligent oral hygiene at home can control gum disease, if not eliminate it altogether. The common benefits of deep cleaning include:
Early signs of gum disease are hardly noticeable. However, we can detect gum disease and start treatment immediately during regular dental check-ups. If you believe you may need deep cleaning or other preventive dental care services, please dial (408) 226-2542 to book an appointment with Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc.
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