Why get a Deep Cleaning?

Did you know? Periodontal disease is the number one factor in tooth loss among adults in America.  Dentists and hygienists are trained to catch gum disease; the earlier it is detected the easier it is to clean. A deep cleaning uses a method called root planing and scaling to remove excess plaque and tartar that might lead to gum disease. During this treatment, the gum line is cleaned and restored in order to save your teeth.

P R O C E D U R E :

Deep cleaning, a non-surgical procedure, is done under a local anesthetic. The treatment removes plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Planing, smooths the rough spots on the tooth root. By smoothing the rough spots, bacteria is removed and you are left with a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. 


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