Deep Teeth Cleaning

(Scaling/Root Planing)

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Brushing and flossing can go a long way toward reducing tooth decay and keeping your mouth healthy. However, over time, many people suffer from issues like gums that pull away from the teeth or mineral deposits on the roots of teeth. When these problems arise, our team can treat patients with deep cleaning methods like scaling and root planing.

Scaling and root planing is a procedure that involves cleaning between the gums and the teeth, down to the roots. When performed by the expert team at Woodland Park Dentistry, the procedure allows for thorough cleaning of crowns on the teeth that are seen above the gumline, as well as the root surface below the gumline. It is also one of the most effective methods for treating gum disease before it becomes too severe and leads to long term dental issues.

Though scaling and root planing (also known as deep cleaning) is a non-surgical procedure, it is more intensive than a routine cleaning. Depending on your particular diagnosis, systemic antibiotics may be prescribed in order to ensure elimination of the bacteria and their harmful toxins. For patients with deep pocket depths looking to reduce inflammation, scaling and root planing are often considered to be among the best treatment options available.

Once the deep cleaning procedure is complete, your lips and gums may feel numb for a few hours due to anesthesia. Otherwise, planing and scaling causes little to no discomfort. Perhaps most importantly, if you maintain consistent and attentive dental care after the procedure, the progression of gum disease can be stopped completely. Your gums will heal and become, firm and strong again – enhancing your health as well as the beauty of your smile!

Though deep teeth cleaning can be a terrific way to stop the creep of gum disease, deep teeth cleaning does involve a few risks, including the potential for introducing harmful bacteria into the bloodstream, and causing infection in gum tissue. That’s why it’s essential to undergo treatment from an experienced dental team.

Our deep cleaning dentist team will always remain on hand to answer any questions you may have in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy over the long-term. To schedule an appointment for deep cleaning or any number of health-based or cosmetic dental procedures contact us today.

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