suggest an antiseptic mouthwash that includes chlorhexidine. Your dentist will show you how to floss and brush your teeth efficiently. Most adults have some degree of gum disease. If gingivitis is not treated and nothing is being done about it, the inflammation will work its way down towards the foundations of the tooth. This causes a periodontal pocket. In the confines of the pocket, the bacteria can cause more damage.

The support of bone structures of the teeth can be broken down by gum disease. Eventually, they will become loose. The person often has no symptoms until it becomes serious. The damage to the support structures of the teeth cannot be reversed. If gum disease is caught in time, the progression can be halted and improved. Your dentist may suggest a deep cleaning or periodontal therapy to stop gum disease from progressing. This gets rid of the bacteria in the pocket. It provides the essential conditions for healing to occur.

Why A Deep Cleaning Is Needed

A deep cleaning is necessary if calculus is detected under the gum line and there are signs of bone loss. A deep cleaning removes the deposits that form on the surface of the tooth’s root. This helps with the stability and the health of the teeth.