Unhealthy gums are the leading cause of tooth loss. Periodontitis, or gum disease largely comes about from improper home care, and lack of professional cleanings. Some signs of gum disease are bad breath, bleeding gums, swollen or tender gums, or loose teeth due to jawbone loss. Sometimes there can be no symptoms at all. In fact most people do not even realize they have gum disease.
Deep Gum Cleanings, or Scaling and Root Planing, is the treatment to help fight and remove the sources of these toxins from the root surfaces below the gum-line. Standard dental cleanings only eliminate bacteria from the area of the tooth that can be seen above the gum-line. However, the deep gum cleaning removes the source of the infection which will then allow your gums to heal so that they can re-tighten around your teeth.