Deep cleanings are also known as scaling and root planing, or non-surgical periodontal therapy. This type of treatment is used to help maintain the health of the gums. It's especially important for patients with periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing are non-surgical treatments that help remove plaque and calculus – or hardened plaque – from the teeth and gum line.
How is a deep cleaning performed?
A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is designed to clean areas of your teeth and gums that regular cleaning cannot. This procedure is performed with a local anesthetic, but most patients do not experience any pain. The process begins with your dentist using a tool to gently scrape away any plaque or tartar that causes decay, inflammation, and gum disease.
What are the benefits of deep cleanings?
Deep cleanings are extremely beneficial to your oral health. They allow your dentist to fully clean your teeth and remove any hard-to-reach plaque and tartar buildup.
When should deep cleaning be avoided?
Unfortunately, there are times your cosmetic dentist may need to recommend a deep cleaning. Some patients who brush and floss regularly still experience cavities, some who experience gum diseases need deep cleanings, and some patients may have other oral diseases.
When is deep cleaning recommended?
As part of every twice-yearly dental exam, our dentists will check for signs of gum disease. If there are signs of gingivitis, she may recommend a deep dental cleaning.
There are several benefits of having your teeth cleaned by a professional. First, they will use professional-grade dental tools to make sure your gums and teeth can be thoroughly cleaned. Second, they know how to properly clean your teeth. This can help to prevent future problems. Third, they will use professional-grade products that can help to prevent future plaque buildup.
How long does deep cleaning take?
Deep cleaning your teeth may take up to 1-2 visits. We will examine your teeth thoroughly and then determine whether you need a regular cleaning or deep cleaning.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Kansas City, KS, to have a consultation with our Dentist Kansas City, KS, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Tejada. Please call us at (913) 647-1900 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.