Everyone should see the dentist regularly. Dr. Bainer and his hygienists prefer for patients to schedule appointments every six months in order to maintain their oral health as well as to give the Dr. Bainer a chance to detect problems in their earliest stages.
Patients who see the dentist less frequently are more prone to have conditions such as periodontal disease, that require more extensive treatment.
Fortunately, gum disease can often be treated with procedures like scaling and root planing, otherwise known as deep cleaning.
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Signs of Gum Disease & Need for Deep Cleaning
The first sign patients tend to notice is that their gums bleed when they brush their teeth. They may also be swollen and painful which, unfortunately, could lead to patients brushing less often. That’s likely to make the problem worse.
Other symptoms of gum disease include bad breath that doesn’t go away after brushing or rinsing, sensitivity to cold or hot food and drink and in the later stages, loose teeth. Although anyone could get gum disease, some people are more at risk than others.
Diagnosing Gum Disease Before Deep Cleaning
Measure between their teeth and gums. Patients that have pocketing are more prone to gum disease. If the pockets are 5 millimeters or more, a dentist may prescribe a deep cleaning to treat the problem. A deep cleaning is very different from the professional cleaning nearly everyone gets at their regular dental appointments.
Our Promise to You
The Smile Gallery practices the Art of Fine Dentistry. We work to ensure our patients have the most relaxed and comfortable experience possible. Our individualized patient attention means you receive the best care possible. Our friendly staff is ready to greet you warmly, set you at ease, and create a level of comfort and customer service rarely seen in the dental industry.
We understand patients who have dental anxiety and have been working for years to provide the safe, comfortable environment that makes you want to see your Escondido dentist a few times a year or anytime your teeth need dental services.