Deep Cleaning

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Deep dental cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a dental procedure that is used to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. This procedure is typically recommended for patients with gum disease or those who have not had a professional cleaning in an extended period of time.

The deep cleaning process involves two main steps:

  1. Scaling: This involves using specialized dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, including below the gum line. The dentist or dental hygienist will use hand-held scalers or ultrasonic instruments to carefully remove the buildup of plaque and tartar.
  2. Root planing: This involves smoothing out the surfaces of the tooth roots to remove any rough spots where bacteria can collect. The dentist or dental hygienist will use specialized tools to carefully remove any rough patches and make the surface of the tooth root smoother.

The deep cleaning process may require multiple appointments to complete, depending on the extent of the buildup and the overall health of the gums. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to help minimize discomfort.

After the deep cleaning procedure, patients may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can be used to manage any discomfort.

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help prevent the need for deep cleanings in the future. Patients with gum disease may require more frequent cleanings to help maintain healthy gums and prevent further progression of the disease.

Overall, deep dental cleaning is an effective way to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease and improve overall oral health.

If you need a thorough dental clean, please do not hesitate to contact us today to book in.

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