Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning & Deep Cleaning

A deep cleaning, which consists of scaling and root planing, is a strategy to return your gums to a healthy state, a regular teeth cleaning helps you to maintain your oral health.

During a Deep Cleaning our Certified Dental Hygienist will apply ultrasonic irrigation strategy together with root planing and scaling to clean between the gums and the teeth down to the roots to eliminate periodontal disease. It is a necessary procedure when your gums have either started to recede or the roots of your teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them, which indicates the presence of periodontal disease or gingivitis.

Depending on the severity of the disease, we recommend that you initially start with a Deep Cleaning and continue with periodontal maintenance (Regular Cleanings) every 3 months until we ascertain your gums have healed properly.

A Regular Cleaning takes about 30 minutes, while a Deep Cleaning, done by our Certified Dental Hygienist, usually takes 1 to 1½ hours for 2 quadrants.

Both procedures are time well spent!

Root Planing

Scaling

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