Have you ever gone to the dentist and they couldn’t clean your teeth? Sounds silly, right? It happens a lot more than you think because the dentist is trying to preserve your health.
If you have periodontitis, that’s a red flag to your dentist. It’s a disease where bacteria collect in the pockets and spaces below the gum line. This is usually the result of infrequent flossing and inadequate oral hygiene.
A regular cleaning focuses at and above the gum line. This is where the dentist or the hygienist polishes your teeth. A deep cleaning removes the bacteria colonies from your mouth.
Patients that have periodontitis feel so much better after their treatment. Your dentist will probably have you come back for follow up appointments just to make sure you’re healing properly. Once brushing and flossing don’t hurt anymore, you’ll know that everything is good again!
Don’t be afraid to talk to your dentist and ASK QUESTIONS.