However, when teeth are not cleaned properly on a daily basis, it sets the stage for serious dental problems to take root, specifically beneath the gum line.
Gum disease is preventable with good oral hygiene practices, but the problem is still a common one. At Rifkin Raanan, our Hygienists can help patients with gum disease by providing a deep cleaning dental service in Beverly Hills, that goes a step further than regular dental cleaning -- to remove infection and plaque buildup that is hidden below the gum line where you can’t see it.
It is essential to schedule an appointment for a deep teeth cleaning in Beverly Hills at Rifkin Raanan Cosmetic Dentistry if a patient is experiencing any of the following signs of gum disease (also known as periodontitis). While it is best to have standard teeth cleanings done at the dentist twice yearly in order to prevent tooth and gum decay, these symptoms may mean that the process of oral decay has already begun. Signs of periodontitis to watch out for include:
Upon noticing any of the above symptoms, it is important to schedule a checkup with the dental team at Rifkin Raanan immediately. Gum disease is progressive; delaying treatment will only make matters worse, and the damage may be irreversible.
Your Hygienist at Rifkin Raanan in Beverly Hills is trained to spot oral decay. In addition to a thorough visual examination of the teeth and gums, mouth x-rays help your doctor see the extent of bone loss, cavities, calculus buildup, and/or tooth infection that may be present in the mouth. In patients with signs of periodontitis, x-rays may reveal small gaps between the teeth and gums that have allowed bacteria and food particles to collect, thereby leading to inflammation and infection.
Deep cleaning can fix multiple dental issues. During your consultation, the Hygiene Team at Rifkin Raanan will inspect your mouth and let you know which issues could be improved by a deep cleaning.
Biannual dental visits and routine teeth cleanings are both recommended as part of a comprehensive oral hygiene regimen. This is supplemental to the daily oral hygiene practices that dentists recommend to maintain a healthy smile, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and regular flossing. Most people are familiar with having regular teeth cleaning at the dentist. When the need for a Beverly Hills deep dental cleaning is indicated, the procedure is a little different.
While regular teeth cleaning focuses on improving your smile above the gum line, deep cleaning goes below the gum line to remove harmful bacteria that could be causing health issues. If left untreated, bacteria below the gum line can cause infections, weaken teeth, and even lead to life-long gum disease. The dentists at Rifkin Raanan use local anesthesia during deep cleaning to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the process.
A deep cleaning tooth treatment involves scaling and root planing to restore a patient to good gum health. Follow-up visits may be needed in order to ensure any infections have cleared successfully, as well as to ensure the gums are healing nicely following the procedure.
Scaling teeth involves using specialized dental tools to gently remove tartar buildup and plaque buildup below the gum line. It also helps to eliminate subgingival bacteria.
Root planing is a dental procedure that smooths rough surfaces beneath the gum line so that the gums are able to retract and re-attach to the tooth surface upon completion of your Beverly Hills deep dental cleaning treatment.
After a deep cleaning appointment with our esteemed Hygienists, patients will begin to experience numerous benefits almost immediately. These include:
Contact our friendly reception team to schedule a consultation for a Beverly Hills deep teeth cleaning today by calling (310) 564-2610.