Optimal Health With Deep Teeth Cleaning

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What Is Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Although it is important to maintain good dental health habits throughout the year, it is also important to schedule a regular cleaning procedure and exam with your dentist. During these cleanings, your dentist has an opportunity to monitor your teeth, gums, tongue, and jawbone and determine early on if there are any signs of damage or decay.

If your dentist determines that there is excessive debris and bacteria that needs to be removed, they may schedule a deep teeth cleaning appointment. Deep teeth cleaning, which is sometimes referred to as root planing or scaling, involves your dentist going below your gum line to remove bacteria and debris, along with any tartar or plague that has collected there. By performing this intervention, your gums will begin the healing process, which in turn will help prevent future periodontal diseases from developing.

At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need. If you are scheduled to have this procedure or have any questions, please contact our staff to see if deep teeth cleaning is right for you. We are proud to provide one-of-a-kind personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs.

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Procedural Expectations

Deep teeth cleaning procedures usually require one or two dental appointments to complete. Your dentist or hygienist will begin the process by viewing your gums with a special probing tool. This inspection will help your dentist determine if periodontal disease has developed. If the disease is significant enough to require intervention, your dentist may suggest a local anesthetic to help alleviate any discomfort or anxiety for the process to follow.

Once an anesthetic has been administered (if necessary), your dentist will begin the scaling process. This process involves removing the tartar and plaque from the tooth’s surface. The dentist will then smooth the root of your tooth (root planing) by removing any unnecessary plaque and calculus. Once the procedure has been completed, your dentist may use antibiotics to assist with the healing process.

Candidates for Deep Cleaning

Patients who receive a deep cleaning are often asymptomatic, but occasionally they are experiencing one or several more of the following symptoms:

  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Gum discoloration

If you are struggling with any of these issues, it is important to remember that the longer gum disease is left unchecked, the more damage it can cause in the future. If left untreated long enough, this gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease should be taken seriously, as should any recommendation from your dentist to undergo a scaling and root planing procedure.

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Deep Teeth Cleaning Benefits

There are many significant benefits to having deep teeth cleaning performed, but perhaps the most important reason to do so is because having deep cleaning performed may slow down the process of periodontal disease. Gum disease often starts with inflammation and bleeding of the gums, and it can worsen quickly. If left untreated, patients may experience loss of a tooth or teeth. Gum disease also affects other areas of your body, and can place you at increased risk for heart disease and respiratory issues. In addition to stopping or significantly counteracting these issues, gum disease also causes bad breath. Halitosis can instantly be improved following a deep cleaning.

If you have been experiencing any of the issues stated above, please contact our staff today to see if a deep teeth cleaning is right for you.

Post Treatment Care

Although changes to your diet and eating habits will not be necessary, be sure to continue brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily and continue scheduling dentist appointments every six months.

Remember: the better you take care of your teeth, the better your teeth will take care of you!

Associated Costs

As is the case with most dental procedures, what and how much of your procedure will be covered will ultimately be determined by your specific insurance plan. Still, many insurance plans cover deep teeth cleaning procedures, although they may not cover the entire cost of the deep teeth cleaning. If you are not currently covered by an insurance plan, or if you have any questions about payment options, please contact our staff who will be happy to discuss your options with you.

High Quality Care You Can Trust

At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to building positive, long-standing relationships with our patients. The way we achieve this is by using state of the art technologies, compassionate and carefully planned services, high-quality work, and personalized care that always places the needs of the individual client first. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss your procedure with our knowledgeable staff, please let us know.

Having a deep teeth cleaning procedure can make a remarkable difference in the lives of those with damaged teeth. Scheduling your appointment for deep teeth cleaning is your first step towards a confident, healthy smile. To begin your journey towards the perfect smile, please contact us to set up an appointment for a deep teeth cleaning at (763) 561-2273.

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