26 Jul The Importance of Dental Deep Cleaning
Taking good care of your teeth and gums involves much more than just regular brushing and flossing. It is widely accepted to visit the dentist every 6 months to maintain healthy dental hygiene.
In this article, we’ll shed some light on deep dental cleaning and its importance in your dental hygiene.
What is Deep Dental Cleaning?
Deep dental cleaning is a procedure conducted to treat any gum and periodontal disease which can occur if you don’t visit your dentist regularly. For those not routinely visiting the dentist every 6 months, they may be in for some deep dental cleaning at their next visit.
Who needs Deep Dental Cleaning?
To determine whether or not a patient needs a deep dental cleaning, the dentist inspects the area around your teeth to see if there are any gaps or pockets between the teeth and the gums. This process involves the use of a dental instrument called a Probe, and it inspects those gaps because they can be potential places where bacteria grow.
Deep Cleaning Process
The process for the deep cleaning itself involves two procedures, namely scaling and root planning. Both processes involve having the dentist use ultrasonic instruments or manual scaling tools to remove the plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth, the gums and especially the pockets between the teeth and gums. The overall process usually takes two doctor visits to complete, depending on the dental condition of the patient.
As a general recommendation, adults should have a periodontal evaluation at least once a year to ensure the health and longevity of their teeth and gums.
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