Deep dental cleaning is a professional dental cleaning that’s also known as a scaling and root planing treatment. Deep cleaning is recommended for patients who have high amounts of plaque and tartar buildup on their teeth, or those with gum disease. During the treatment at Healing Wings Dental, the dentist will numb the teeth and use hand tools to scrape away plaque and tartar from below the gum line. In some cases, the dentist may perform root planing, where he or she will smooth out the surface of the roots to prevent bacteria buildup.
Deep Cleaning and Gum Disease
Deep cleaning is when a dentist or hygienist cleans the teeth below the gum line, including the roots of the teeth. The hygienist or dentist uses special dental tools to clean the teeth.
Deep cleanings are recommended if a patient has gum disease. A deep cleaning may be able to stop the progression of gum disease so that a patient does not need further treatment.
Deep Cleaning and Oral Hygiene
Deep cleaning is designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing at home cannot reach. The process begins by first applying a gel to the teeth. This gel helps to gently lift the plaque and tartar and allows the hygienist to see where they are and how best to remove them. Once the gel has been allowed to sit for roughly 10 to 15 minutes, the hygienist will gently scrape away any plaque and tartar buildup to reveal clean, healthy teeth underneath.
The Benefits of Deep Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings and exams are important to your long-term oral health because they allow our dentist to keep a close eye on the development of gum disease. If gum disease develops, it will need to be treated as soon as possible, or serious complications could result.
Even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, there are still millions of tiny spaces in your mouth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Deep dental cleaning can help remove plaque from those spaces, leading to fresher breath.
Is Dental Deep Cleaning Procedure Painful?
The deep cleaning procedure itself isn’t painful. However, you may experience some pressure and discomfort once the anesthesia wears off. Your gums may be tender and swollen for several days. Brushing your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing regularly will help you recover as quickly as possible.
For the best dental care, get in touch with Healing Wings Dental at 4101 West Green Oaks Blvd Suite 317, Arlington 76016, or call (972) 213-0202.