What’s Involved In A Deep Cleaning?

You’ve heard of a regular cleaning for your smile before (in all hopes) because this is something that we provide for you every six months! It’s a time for patients, from kids on up, to see us for the removal of plaque and tartar that cannot be addressed with brushing and flossing at home. So, then, you wonder, what is a deep cleaning? Is it similar? Well, it is a type of cleaning but it’s much more intensive. It’s for individuals with buildup that’s accumulated beneath the gumline and that has begun to negatively affect one’s gum health, either causing or leading to gingivitis or further stages of gum disease. Find out what you can expect from this beneficial treatment!

We Use Ultrasonic Technology

First, let’s talk about the technology that we use. You may have heard of deep cleanings that rely on the use of manual instruments. We do not use these. To promote more comfortable, efficient care, we use ultrasonic scaling and root planing. This means that very high speed vibrations will break up and remove the buildup from your dental tissue.

We Remove Buildup From Your Teeth Roots

About that buildup we mentioned: An accumulation of plaque, as well as hardened plaque (known as calculus or tartar) has developed on your tooth’s roots. This is the dental tissue beneath your gumline. As it builds, it irritates gum tissue and may lead to inflammation, as well as infection, which results in gum disease. We remove this buildup, so that gum tissue may heal and lie flush again, as it is supposed to.

Protect Your Gum Health With A Deep Cleaning

If you are headed toward gingivitis or already experiencing it, you may need to come in for a deep cleaning to guide your gums back toward optimal health. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.