Most people think perfect oral health only includes regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. But that’s often not enough to maintain optimal oral health and prevent gum disease and dental decay. If you want to completely avoid dental diseases and dental decay, you must go for regular scaling and root planing appointments, otherwise known as dental deep cleaning.
Regardless of how well you brush your teeth, you can never completely get rid of all the food particles stuck in the deep recesses of your teeth. This is especially true if you have uneven or misaligned teeth because the food particles get stuck between the crevices of your teeth. Over time, these food particles lead to the formation of plaque, a white sticky substance on the surface of your teeth. And that eventually hardens into a substance called tartar that’s impossible to remove with brushing and flossing.
The accumulation of plaque and tartar also leads to bacterial infection because bacteria thrive on plaque and tartar. The increased plaque, tartar, and bacteria in your mouth give way to a host of dental issues such as dental decay and gum disease as the bacteria start eating into your enamel and your gum tissues. As such, if you avoid scaling and root planing, you’re at a high risk of suffering from dental diseases.
Scaling and root planing is a procedure that involves the dentist removing all of the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth to restore your oral health. Sun Ridge Smiles provides an extremely thorough and affordable scaling and root planing treatment so you can maintain your smile. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of the scaling and root planing procedures.