Regular brushing and flossing do not suffice for a squeaky clean mouth. The bristles of your toothbrush can’t clean the interdental areas, crevices and grooves to remove plaque and tartar. Over time, plaque starts to seep below the gum line and starts infecting the tooth roots and gives rise to periodontal diseases. Poor dental hygiene, smoking, aging, and poor nutrition also cause periodontal diseases. Deep cleaning is a professional procedure of removing plaque and tartar deposits from teeth above and below the gum line and it also involves the cleaning of the tooth roots. Deep cleaning is performed by a dental hygienist to treat periodontal disease in its early stages. You may require a deep cleaning when you observe the following symptoms:
- A change in your bite.
- Recessed gums, which have started to pull away from your teeth.
- Bleeding, inflamed, or red gums.
- The tartar has reached to the roots of your teeth.
- Tender gums accompanied by bad breath.
- Loose teeth that keep shifting.