Did you know that more adults lose teeth to gum disease than cavities? Because of this, Dr. Bradley takes your gum health very seriously.
At QC South Dentistry in Charlotte, Dr. Rebecca Bradley offers this type of dental cleaning to help patients ensure that specific dental health problems remain under control and that smiles stay sparkling and healthy!
Another name for a dental deep cleaning is scaling and root planing. As gum disease progresses, the plaque (group of bacteria) that sits around your teeth actually hardens into calculus (or tartar) and you can’t brush it off by yourself. We need to use our specialized instruments to clean it off.
When calculus develops, your gums get red and bleed easily. Without getting it cleaned off, the calculus causes inflammation leading to bone loss. Eventually, if untreated, teeth get loose and can be lost. Does any part of this progression sound like you? Reach out so we can intervene with a deep cleaning and save your pearly whites!
Bad breath can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort, but it’s a common problem many people face. While there are a variety of potential causes, gum disease is a major contributor to chronic halitosis (aka bad breath). By removing odor-causing bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup from near and under the gumline, Dr. Bradley addresses the underlying halitosis issue to help patients achieve fresher breath as well as better oral health.
Many adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease can lead to infection and tooth loss if left untreated. Fortunately, there is a solution: a dental deep cleaning. While the procedure may sound intimidating, it’s a simple and effective way to stop the progression of gum disease and promote healing. During the process, the QC South Dentistry team will use specialized instruments to remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing can’t remove. With proper home care after, regular dental check-ups, and maintenance, scaling and root planing can help restore your oral health.
Scaling and root planing intervenes to stop the progression of gum disease. If gum disease is left untreated, your gums get red and bleed. Even worse, you lose bone and teeth can become loose. We want you to keep your teeth for life and keep your mouth healthy and fresh. Call 704-909-2366 or message QC South Dentistry to bring your smile back into balance.