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Benefits and Side Effects of Deep Cleaning Teeth

Benefits of deep cleaning teeth

Deep tooth cleaning is a dental procedure that involves a full-mouth X-ray and cleaning. Dental scaling and root planning can be an effective way to remove plaque build up between the teeth, below the gum line, located where tooth roots meet in order to improve the health of your entire mouth.

What is deep teeth cleaning?

Deep Teeth cleaning can be provided as a manual or dental chair procedure. It is performed to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease.

The accumulation of plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease, which includes gingivitis, periodontitis and even tooth loss. A deep teeth cleaning can remove a build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth, reducing gum inflammation and improving gum health.

A deep teeth cleaning is a core procedure we offer at our dental office. We use it to remove a build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth, reducing gum inflammation and improving gum health. It’s an affordable way to keep your teeth clean and healthy!

Your dentist will recommend a deep teeth cleaning if your gums are red and swollen. The cleaning removes plaque and tartar on your teeth, reducing gum inflammation and improving gum health.

Your teeth are protected by enamel, a hard shell that resists wear and tear. The acids in your mouth weaken this protective layer, causing it to wear away over time. When plaque accumulates on your teeth, it sticks to teeth and forms calculus, which is hardened plaque that weakens and softens teeth.

Advantage of deep cleaning

  • Fights bad breath
  • Promotes healthy gums
  • Stops gum disease
  • Protects roots of teeth
  • Prevents tooth loss

Disadvantage of deep cleaning

  • slight pain and sensitivity
  • can cause gum recession
  • risk of infection after the procedure
  • in very rare cases, a risk of nerve damage

We’re here to help. We specialize in deep cleaning your teeth, providing preventive and therapeutic deep cleaning services for a wide range of dental conditions. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in their field. All of our patients receive personalized and effective treatment that is performed by knowledgeable professionals who care about your dental health.

Deep cleaning involves gum scaling and root planing

Deep cleaning your teeth involves vacuuming and scraping away biofilm and bacteria that is trapped below your gums.  It’s important to go beyond just cleaning above the gumline: You need to get down into the spaces between your teeth where bacteria grows.

Gum disease is a condition that can affect you at any stage of your life. However, even young healthy teeth may develop gum disease due to eating habits and lifestyle. Most people don’t realize they are suffering from gum disease until they experience pain or bad breath caused by abscesses and swollen gums.

You may need to take antibiotics

If your immune system is compromised, you might have to take an antibiotic for a few days. That’s because there’s a risk of infection after the procedure. In addition, deep dental cleanings can sometimes release bacteria into the bloodstream, so it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions closely and pay close attention to any signs of infection.

Is deep cleaning painful?

Deep cleaning your teeth will not cause pain, but it can cause some discomfort. You’ll receive a topical anaesthetic to numb your gums, and after your treatment you might experience swelling and minor bleeding.

How to reduce sensitivity after the procedure

Eating soft foods (yogurt, applesauce, or mashed potatoes) after your procedure can help reduce sensitivity. You should also avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks. Taking over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can reduce inflammation, as well as rinsing with warm salt water. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis promote healing and reduce further gum inflammation.

How much does deep teeth cleaning cost?

The cost of deep cleaning varies depending on the severity of gum disease or inflammation.

You’ll likely have two visits, although some people might need up to four visits to completely remove tartar and plaque. During these cleanings, your mouth is considered in quadrants. You can pay $100 or more per quadrant depending on where you live or how much treatment you need.

If you have dental insurance, most plans cover deep cleanings.

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