Deep teeth cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a procedure used to treat gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. The main goal of professional teeth cleaning is to prevent gum disease, which is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults over age 40.
When our dental hygienist cleans your teeth she will remove soft (plaque) and hard (tartar, calculus, or stains) deposits from your teeth. This procedure is called deep teeth cleaning or deep dental cleaning. The primary purpose of having deep teeth cleaning is to prevent or delay the progression of periodontal diseases and remove the soft and hard deposits from your teeth that cause cavities.
LASER TEETH CLEANING
Sometimes during a routine teeth cleaning (prophy) tartar or calculus is found to be deep under the gumline. Many times it is too deep for the hygienist to reach it without the patient being anesthetized. In these cases Dr Stan will perform a deep scaling with anesthesia using the laser. The patient is anesthetized which allows the dentist to reach deep into the pockets of tartar and quickly and painlessly remove the tartar. The laser breaks up the tartar and it is flushed out allowing the gums to heal more effectively.
Dr Stan recommends that you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every 12 to 24 months to avoid more serious and avoidable dental problems.