Deep Teeth Cleaning vs. Regular Dental Cleaning
A routine teeth cleaning is similar in some ways to deep cleaning. Both are intended to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of teeth to promote better oral hygiene and help prevent cavities and gum disease. However, deep cleanings are a bit more intense. We’ll bite into the differences, find out what to expect, and discover the benefits of letting Dr. Carol Jin and her team in San Ramon, CA, give you a more thorough cleaning.
What Steps Are Involved In Deep Dental Cleaning?
Many of the same manual tools for routine care are used, and some dentists, including Dr. Jin, may use more powerful ultrasonic tools. After applying anesthetic to the teeth and gums to numb pain, the dentist scales the plaque from the areas. Next, the surfaces are buffed to remove remaining debris near the roots, smooth rough surfaces, and polish the teeth.
How Long Does Deep Teeth Cleaning Take?
A deep cleaning appointment typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes. Patients with severe gum disease and those who have neglected dental care for longer than a year may require more than one session for optimal results.
Will It Be Painful?
When the problem is severe, deep cleaning can cause pain in some patients, and the degree of discomfort depends upon the severity of scale buildup. Since working near the tooth’s roots can be painful—particularly for those with deep sockets—our dentist may suggest a local anesthetic or sedation for your comfort.
Painless Care With Ultrasonic Technology
At Dr. Jin, DDS’s office, we have the latest technology and ultrasonic equipment that lets us use sound energy to remove tartar, bacteria, plaque, and stains. Ultrasonic methods can clean below the gum line that hand instruments often can’t reach. Beyond being more effective, this method is painless, making it ideal for those who don’t want sedation or anesthesia.
The Benefits Of Deep Dental Cleanings
Ideally, they aren’t necessary every time the teeth are cleaned. However, having this procedure once a year can be particularly beneficial for those with certain conditions or lifestyle habits. All recipients will benefit from a deeper dental cleaning, which can help with many issues.
- Gum Swelling, Pus, or Bruising
- Receding Gums
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Bad Breath
Take Care Of Your Smile & Preserve Your Dental Health
Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, is a San Ramon, CA dentist, who offers deep cleanings and routine dental care to promote oral hygiene. If you notice that the surfaces of your teeth are stained, you have bleeding gums, or you feel tartar buildup, contact us today to schedule a deep cleaning appointment.