Deep Cleaning/Gum Surgery – There is a pocket that exists between our teeth and gums.  In health, the gums are tightly wound around the teeth, and these pockets are very small.  In diseased gums, the gums are loose around the teeth, and they tend to trap debris and bacteria.  This can cause bad breath, bleeding when brushing, and even bone loss leading to ultimate tooth loss!  A deep cleaning is necessary to bring the gums back to health if they’ve been neglected.  Sometimes gum surgery is needed to reduce these pockets so they don’t trap the debris and bacteria anymore.  All of this is done to maintain the healthy foundation of your teeth so you can eat and chew without issues.