Deep Cleaning (Periodontal)x
Periodontal disease can lead to some disastrous effects, including tooth loss. Luckily, we can help you stop periodontal disease in its tracks with a deep cleaning. We determine whether or not deep cleaning is something that you need by using an instrument called a probe to measure the area around your teeth to see if you have any pocketing, a section between your tooth and gum where bacteria can form. A deep cleaning is then recommended if the space between your teeth and gums (called pockets) is five millimeters or more.
The deep cleaning process typically consists of scaling and root cleaning. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from both the surface of your teeth and the pockets. Plaque and tartar is then removed from the surface of the roots of your teeth during root cleaning. Schedule an appointment with us to see if a deep cleaning is necessary for you to achieve your best smile today!