This very important procedure is a deep cleaning below the gum line that is used to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if not cleaned properly, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss. Although gum disease is not reversible (especially if reached to maximum level), our doctors can maintain it and prevent further damage.
This procedure is normally completed in two to four visits. After your deep cleaning, you must come back every three months for maintenance. Sensitivity is completely normal after the procedure is completed and numbness wears off.