Deep Cleaning Teeth Treatment in Katy
To keep your oral health properly maintained, it is important to visit us for regular, biannual cleanings. Unfortunately, some patients still need gum disease treatment, which can result from a number of causes, including:
The good news – there is a solution for stopping gum disease before it spreads or becomes worse: root scaling and planing.
What Is Scaling & Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is also known as a deep cleaning for your teeth and gums. When gum disease strikes, it needs immediate attention. If you notice that your gums are red or inflamed, swollen, bleeding, or receding from your teeth, give us a call. We’d love to speak with you about how we can help you combat further gum damage and get your oral health back on track.
During a deep cleaning appointment, we begin by effectively cleaning your teeth to remove tartar or plaque buildup – but we don’t stop there. Next, we remove plaque buildup around and under the gum line, which fights gingivitis and helps to reduce infection and stop gum recession in its tracks. We always use a local anesthetic so you are completely comfortable the entire time and never in pain.
Your gums will then be sealed back to your teeth, making it harder for plaque and bacteria to sneak under them and continue to cause problems. Your gums may feel tender for the next day, which is why we recommend rinsing with a warm saltwater mix to soothe them.
For patients experiencing the early signs of gingivitis, we recommend they return to our practice for a checkup and cleaning every 3-6 months, until we are sure the problem is under control.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does treatment take?
Your treatment will vary depending on how severe your gum disease is and how far it has progressed. One of our core beliefs is that we value your time and want your dental care to be convenient. We’ll be as flexible as possible in booking a treatment that works for you.
How should I take care of my gums?
Brushing and flossing aren’t only about your teeth. When you brush your teeth, you should also be brushing your entire gum area. Flossing reaches the areas of gums between teeth that your brush can’t reach. If you suspect a problem, schedule an appointment right away with our dental team.