Our doctors are skilled in the most advanced technologies when it comes to the replacement of teeth, gum/bone regeneration, laser treatments for gum recession or advanced periodontitis. At Clear Smiles Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional dental care in a welcoming and caring environment. Our team brings years of experience and the most current specialized training to help patients achieve healthy mouths, confident smiles and improved quality of life. Our comprehensive approach to treating gum disease focuses on fully restoring health to teeth and gums first, leading to the best outcomes and the longest-lasting implants. We invite you to explore our website, read about our periodontal and dental implant services, and contact us today to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!
Periodontal disease is caused by plaque on the gum line that hardens into tartar and becomes infected. Over time, the infection attacks the gum tissue that is holding and protecting your teeth. This is the first stage of periodontal disease known as gingivitis, characterized by bleeding gums after brushing and flossing.
If you do not have gingivitis treated, it may develop into periodontal disease, which weakens the bone support for your teeth and will eventually result in the loss of the tooth.
Periodontal disease has also been linked to other diseases including diabetes, heart palpitations and low birth weights of babies. That is why we recommend treating periodontal disease quickly and thoroughly.
Clear Smiles Dental is here to meet the diverse dental care needs in Pembroke Pines. We offer the latest in restorative dentistry to restore and enhance dental health as well as state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures. One of the essentials for lasting dental wellness is deep cleaning, which is also known as root planing and root scaling. Let’s look at the basics of this often misunderstood treatment.
DEEP CLEANING AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Deep cleaning allows dentists to really address problems with plaque and tartar that’s located down at the gumline, which is very hard for patients to clean on their own even with diligent brushing and flossing. Deep cleaning helps address issues with tooth structure at the crown and root level, and is also an important part of treating and preventing gum disease.
HOW DEEP CLEANING IS DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL DENTAL CLEANINGS
While many people may think that deep cleanings are just a different version of a traditional dental cleaning, that is not the case. In fact, a deep cleaning is a far different procedure. Traditional cleanings are performed with an electric brush and toothpaste, while deep cleanings require the use of specialized scraping tools to really assess and treat the tooth structure.