Deep Teeth Cleaning

McKinney Deep Teeth Cleaning

What Is a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

A deep teeth cleaning (commonly referred to as scaling and root planing) is a preventive dental procedure used to treat periodontal disease. This infection of the gums can destroy the bone that supports your teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. A deep teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from beneath the gumline, as well as on the surfaces of your teeth.

The procedure involves numbing your gums and using a special scaler to clean away the tartar. Once all the tartar is removed, your dentist will smooth out any rough spots on your teeth roots to help prevent bacteria from re-establishing itself. A deep teeth cleaning is usually done in two sessions, and you may need to have additional sessions if your periodontal disease is severe.

Taking proper care of your teeth at home and having regular dental visits can help prevent periodontal disease from developing in the first place.

Do I Need Anesthetics for a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Local anesthetics are not typically used for deep teeth cleanings, as the procedure is not considered to be painful. However, some people may prefer to have a local anesthetic in order to minimize any discomfort. If you have concerns about the procedure, be sure to discuss them with your dentist prior to the appointment.

Deep Teeth Cleaning Benefits

When it comes to oral health, most people focus on brushing and flossing their teeth on a daily basis. While this is certainly important, it's also important to have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. A deep teeth cleaning goes beyond the surface level, removing plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease. 

In addition, deep teeth cleanings can help to remove stains and discoloration, giving you a brighter, more polished smile. And because deep cleanings can also help to remove bacteria from the mouth, they can also reduce your risk of developing cavities or other dental problems. 

Do I Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

A deep teeth cleaning is a more intensive form of cleaning that is used to treat gum disease. During a deep teeth cleaning, the dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. In some cases, a deep teeth cleaning may also involve scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth. Root planing involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth to help prevent infection.

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