A deep cleaning, scaling and root planing procedure is often suggested if you are suffering from periodontal or gum disease. Gum disease involves issues with your gums that cause bleeding or inflammation.
Deep Teeth Cleaning at Padron Dental in Rockford
A deep cleaning, scaling and root planing procedure is often suggested if you are suffering from periodontal or gum disease. Gum disease involves issues with your gums that cause bleeding or inflammation. If left untreated periodontal disease can quickly result in the deterioration of your jawbone and the eventual loss of the tooth.
The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment for your evaluation for a deep teeth cleaning, scale, and root planing treatment. We are conveniently located at 419 N. Mulford Rd, #5, Rockford, IL, 61007.
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, Padron Dental will schedule a deep cleaning procedure. Scaling refers to the removal of the damaging plaque and calculus from the surface of your teeth. Root planing is the process of removing the plaque and calculus as well and then smoothing out your teeth’s roots to prevent additional bacteria from forming and to accelerate the healing process.
The Three Stages of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is a progressive issue that will methodically increase in severity. If you develop gum disease, it will be in the following order:
- Gingivitis: The first level of periodontitis, gingivitis develops due to bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth along your gums. Gingivitis is indicated by sensitive gums that are red, puffy, and bleed easily. Gingivitis can be easily reversed with simple professional cleaning and improved oral health care, but if it is not addressed quickly, it will quickly develop into the next stage of periodontitis.
- Early Periodontitis: Early periodontitis, the second stage, is simply caused by the continued build-up of bacterial plaque and develops when the gingivitis is left untreated. Early periodontitis is indicated by the same symptoms as gingivitis, just now more severe. Your gums will feel painful and more sensitive and brushing and flossing will result in excessive bleeding. Unlike gingivitis, which can be corrected with a deep cleaning and improved self-care practices, early periodontitis will most likely require more intensive interventions.
- Advanced Periodontitis: When bacteria, plaque, and toxins have developed to the point that your gum tissue is being destroyed, you have reached the third level, advanced periodontitis. If you have progressed to this point you now have small pockets between your gums and teeth, which act as perfect breeding spots for even more bacteria to grow. Because of these additional bacteria, these pockets just continue to expand which cause your gums to recede. If left untreated, this recession will result in bone loss.
Dr. Adriana Padron
Dr. Adriana Padron was born in Venezuela, and is a fourth generation dentist from both sides of her family. Since she was a child, she always showed interest in dentistry and became one when she graduated first in her class from El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in 2006.
Extending the Longevity of The Scaling and Root Planing Procedure with Proper Self Care
To continue enjoying the benefits of your deep teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing procedure, be sure to continue to practice your good oral hygiene habits every day.
The health industry strongly suggests that you brush your teeth twice daily and to also practice proper brushing technique. The staff at Padron Dental will be happy to assist you with proper brushing techniques. Flossing daily is also important. If you are someone who does not care to floss, we can help you with flossing alternatives.
Embrace your diet. One of the easiest ways to prevent dental issues from developing is to avoid foods that are sugary or high in starch. If you do enjoy soda or sugary beverages, try using a straw to limit the exposure of sugar to your teeth. It is also beneficial to swish your mouth with water following meals.
Continue to schedule your regular dental exams. Unchecked dental issues can result in additional issues and the progression of decay. From a preventative standpoint, it is so important to visit us every six months. These regular checkups are critical to maintaining your oral health.
The Benefits of Deep Teeth Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing
In addition to dramatically improving the health of your smile, a dental cleaning will also improve your overall health. Benefits of regular dental cleanings at Padron Dental include the following:
- It Prevent Cavities: Plaque that remains on your teeth will eventually attack the enamel. Because the acids in the plaque are the leading cause of decay, and because these cavities that are left untreated will result in infection and an increase in the likelihood of needing a tooth extraction, scheduling a deep cleaning at Padron Dental every six months to remove this persistent plaque is one of the best ways you can preserve and maintain good oral health.
- Prevents Gum Disease: Gum disease is the inflammation of infected gums that is caused by a build-up of plaque around your teeth. To prevent gum disease from developing, it is important to keep your teeth clean with regular dental cleanings.
- It can reduce the Possibility of a Heart Attack or Stroke: In addition to causing the immediate issues with your teeth and gums, the bacteria collecting in your mouth due to gum disease can also enter your bloodstream and increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Research has proven that having gum disease can increase the likelihood of suffering from a heart attack and are also at a significantly higher risk of having a stroke.
- It also Reduces the Risk of Diabetes: There is a direct correlation between gum disease and diabetes. If you have diabetes, you are more vulnerable to developing gum disease, and if you have gum disease you are more likely to have issues regulating blood glucose levels, which can result in developing diabetes. By scheduling your regular deep cleanings, you can reduce these risks.
- Prevents Halitosis: If you are suffering from gum disease or other oral health issues you will typically develop bad breath. One of the benefits to having a deep cleaning is the elimination of this issue.
Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient
The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable. It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your deep cleaning, scaling and root planing treatment is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 419 N. Mulford Rd. #5, Rockford, IL, 61007. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.