A deep teeth cleaning involves a comprehensive treatment process. Deep cleaning may be necessary for those who are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, such as receding gums, bleeding, toothache, an abscess, or pain.
Why do you need a deep cleaning?
If you notice your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or are red and swollen, it is critical that you undergo a full exam. Infected gums and teeth can develop into more serious problems, including tooth loss, or a painful and unhealthy abscess. You may need a course of antibiotics before your deep cleaning, depending on the extent of the condition you are experiencing. You may not realize that gum disease has been linked to the development of very serious health problems, including heart disease. Once your deep cleaning is completed, you will need several weeks for the gums to heal and adhere to the teeth to form a tight seal.