Deep cleaning, also known as scaling or root planning, removes buildup or infection around the gums and root of the tooth. Your dentist may recommend special toothpastes, mouth rinses, or antibiotics to fight infection. Gum disease can cause bad breath, swelling, bleeding, pain, tender receding gums, and tooth loss. Treatment of gum disease is important because it can spread to your bloodstream when gums bleed which can possibly cause any of the following health issues:
- Respiratory disease
- Heart disease
- Pre-term Births
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms such as bad breath, tender receding gums, or bleeding.