What is Deep Teeth Cleaning?
Deep teeth cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a dental procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums. This is a more intensive cleaning than regular dental cleaning and is often recommended for patients who have gum disease or other dental issues.
Cleaning the teeth and gums
During deep teeth cleaning, the dentist or dental hygienist will use specialized tools to clean the teeth and gums. They will start by scraping away the plaque and tartar that have accumulated on the surface of the teeth. This is usually done with a hand-held scraper or an ultrasonic scaler, which uses high-frequency vibrations to loosen the plaque and tartar.
After the plaque and tartar have been removed, the dentist or hygienist will move on to root planing. This involves smoothing out the surfaces of the tooth roots to remove any rough spots or irregularities that may have accumulated bacteria or plaque. This is an important step because it helps to prevent further buildup and allows the gums to reattach to the teeth.
Who should get a deep teeth cleaning?
Deep teeth cleaning is often recommended for patients who have gum disease or other dental issues. This is because gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque around the teeth and gums. If left untreated, it can cause inflammation, infection, and even tooth loss. Deep teeth cleaning can help to prevent or treat gum disease by removing the bacteria and plaque that are contributing to the problem.
Some other benefits
In addition to preventing gum disease, deep teeth cleaning has other benefits as well. It can help to improve the overall health of the mouth by removing harmful bacteria and preventing tooth decay. It can also improve the appearance of the teeth by removing stains and discoloration caused by plaque and tartar buildup.
Speak with your dentist
If you are considering deep teeth cleaning, it is important to talk to your dentist or dental hygienist to determine if it is the right choice for you. They will be able to assess your dental health and recommend the best course of treatment based on your individual needs. In some cases, deep teeth cleaning may be performed in conjunction with other dental procedures, such as periodontal therapy or laser treatment, to achieve the best possible results.
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