Deep teeth cleaning, includes scaling and root planing, and is like a spa day for your teeth. It’s a thorough cleaning session that gets down and dirty, scraping off all the gunk that has been hiding in the nooks and crannies of your pearly whites. Deep teeth cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, especially from areas that are hard to reach with a regular toothbrush and floss.
After this process, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to show off your sparkling smile!
Why Is Deep Teeth Cleaning Necessary?
Having a deep teeth cleaning performed by a professional is necessary because they have the tools and expertise to remove all the plaque and tartar accumulated on your teeth, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
Plaque is a sticky film-like layer of bacteria on your teeth and gums that causes gum disease if not removed. Tartar is the hard mineral buildup – a latter version of plaque which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist.
During a deep dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist uses special instruments to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. They will also clean and smooth the roots of your teeth to help prevent bacteria from re-accumulating.
This procedure helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay, keep your breath fresh, and improve the overall health of your mouth.
5 Signs That Show You Need Deep Cleaning
Signs that show you may need a deep cleaning:
Bleeding gums: If you experience bleeding while brushing or flossing may be a sign of gum disease.
Receding gums: If your gums appear to be pulling away from your teeth, it may mean that plaque and tartar have built up below the gumline.
Halitosis or Bad breath: Persistent bad breath is a viable sign of gum disease.
Loose or shifting teeth: If your teeth feel loose or have shifted, your gums might be infected.
Pus between your teeth and gums: white matter oozing out of your gums shows that you need to get rid of the bacterial load causing infection.
Deep Teeth Cleaning Process
Here’s a step-by-step explanation of the process:
Preparation: Before the procedure, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort.
Scaling: The first step is to clean your teeth’ surface above the gum line. Our dentist will use a tool called a scaler to remove any plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth.
Root Planing: Next, the dentist will focus on the roots of the teeth below the gum line. The goal is to eliminate any rough spots on the roots where plaque and tartar can accumulate, which can cause inflammation and infection in the gums. The dentist will use a specialized tool called a curette to smooth out the roots.
Repeat: Your dentist may repeat the scaling and root planing process on different parts of the mouth until the entire area has been treated.
Rinsing: Your dentist will rinse your mouth with water to remove any debris.
That’s it! Scaling and root planing are done in a deep dental cleaning process. They are relatively simple and help to keep your gums healthy and prevent gum disease. Why don’t you contact Spring Branch Dental Group for more information? Dial (832) 548-1533 to connect with us right away.