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Deep Teeth Cleaning

Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist regularly can prevent bad breath, gingivitis, dental cavities, and tooth decay. Deep teeth cleanings are a key element of preventive dental care. A deep cleaning teeth procedure is also called periodontal scaling or scaling and root planing. It is a safe, effective method of mitigating or treating gum disease. At Associates in Family Dentistry, we may recommend that you undergo a deep teeth cleaning in Aurora, CO, if you have shown any signs of gum disease.

Deep Teeth Cleaning in Aurora, CO

What Is Deep Cleaning for Teeth?

A deep cleaning for teeth involves removing a buildup of tartar and plaque from your teeth. Tartar and plaque can harbor dangerous bacteria and contribute to bad breath, gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. You should also remove plaque and tartar by brushing twice daily and flossing once per day. Maintaining a good daily oral hygiene routine will not remove all plaque on and between your teeth. When this plaque hardens, it becomes tartar. When tartar forms, your risk of gum disease significantly increases. Gum disease is a condition that causes inflammation and bleeding of the gums and can eventually lead to a serious infection that damages your gums and jawbone.

Signs Indicating the Need for Deep Teeth Cleaning

One of the questions we get from our patients most often is, ‘Is deep cleaning teeth necessary?’ The answer is yes if you show early warning signs or advanced progression of periodontal disease. Without intervention, periodontal disease can lead to dangerous infections and tooth loss. If you notice any of these warning signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease, schedule a consultation to determine if you need a deep teeth cleaning:

  • Frequent bad taste in your mouth.
  • Bad breath that lasts longer than a week.
  • Teeth that are separating from your gums.
  • Gums that bleed easily.
  • Gums that are red, tender, swollen, or inflamed.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Increasing gaps between your teeth.

The Deep Teeth Cleaning Procedure

A deep teeth cleaning procedure usually takes place over two or more dental visits. Each visit can take between one and two hours. The procedure involves two steps: gum scaling and root planing. The gum scaling procedure removes plaque and tartar from above and below your gum line. During root planing, we will remove plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth. Because the procedure can be uncomfortable, we will first give you a topical or local anesthetic to numb your gums and reduce discomfort. You may also experience tooth and gum sensitivity after the treatment. Your gums may bleed or swell. We may give you antibiotics after the procedure to prevent an infection. After the procedure, you can take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication and rinse your mouth with salt water. You should avoid hot or cold food and drinks and stick to soft foods. If you maintain proper oral hygiene and visit us annually for routine teeth cleaning and dental exams, you should not need another deep teeth cleaning procedure.

Benefits of Deep Cleaning Teeth

Our goal is to improve the appearance and health of your teeth after deep cleaning. We will recommend deep cleaning if you are at risk of periodontal disease, show signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, or are in the earliest stages of periodontal disease. With swift treatment, periodontal disease can be reversed, and you can lower your risk of infection, bone damage, and tooth loss. The advantages of scheduling a deep teeth cleaning are:

  • Reversal of gum disease.
  • Treats current infections and improves healing times.
  • Cleans teeth above and below the gumline.
  • Fights bad breath.
  • Protects teeth roots.
  • Improves the health of gums.
  • Prevents tooth loss.

Schedule your Deep Teeth Cleaning Services

Call us today to schedule an appointment to find out if you need deep teeth cleaning services. If you know you’re at a higher risk of gum disease or have noticed any early warning signs, you may need a deep teeth cleaning procedure. We will perform a thorough examination and discuss your oral, dental, and overall health history to determine the best treatment method. We use a Cavitron ultrasonic scaler and also have advanced laser technology to ensure patient comfort and a thorough deep clean. Call us today or request an appointment online to get started.

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