A deep teeth cleaning is different than your biannual appointment. A deep teeth cleaning is a specific procedure that your dentist performs to treat gum and periodontal disease due to bone loss froma bacteria accumulation around the gums and bone. This most often results from the lack of regular professional cleaning appointments recommended every six months.
This process has two parts, including:
- Scaling: The dentists at KRB Dentistry use an ultrasonic, state-of-the-art, high-frequency scaler that removes plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, as well as from the pocket area between your teeth and gums where you have bone loss. Depending on your sensitivity level and the amount of bone loss, your dentist anesthetizes the treatment areas for a more comfortable experience throughout the procedure.
- Root planing: Your dentist also uses a manual scaling instrument to remove plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth.
To schedule a teeth cleaning, call or make an appointment online today at KRB Dentistry.