Deep Teeth Cleaning

If you are due for a deep teeth cleaning and live in or around San Ramon, CA, Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, would be happy to help. The procedure involves cleaning areas of your mouth that are difficult to reach with a regular toothbrush and floss, so even people who are extra careful with their oral care can still benefit from the service.

Deep Teeth Cleaning In A Nutshell

Also known as scaling and root planing, deep cleaning removes tartar and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Tartar, which is hardened plaque, can build up in areas of your mouth that are difficult to reach by brushing and flossing. Excessive tartar makes you more likely to develop gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontal disease.

Who Needs Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Most people can benefit from having this procedure at least once per year. However, people who might need these procedures more frequently include those who have diabetes, smokers, pregnant women, and individuals with certain dental conditions.

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)
  • Receding Gums
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Swollen Or Inflamed Gums

Cleaning Below The Gumline

A regular dental prophylaxis appointment generally focuses on removing plaque and tartar from the visible surfaces of your teeth. Deep cleanings go a step further by eliminating buildup below the gum line and on the root surfaces of your teeth. During your appointment, your dental provider will use special tools to scrape off the tartar.

Rooting Out Tartar & Bacteria

Your dentist will also smooth out rough spots on your tooth’s root surfaces using a procedure called root planing. Root planing helps prevent tartar from building up as quickly in the future and also removes bacteria.

What Else Is Involved In Deep Teeth Cleaning?

In addition to scaling and root planing, your dentist may perform one or more of the following services at your deep cleaning session.

  • Dental X-rays
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Periodontal Evaluation

How Long Does Deep Teeth Cleaning Take?

Deep teeth cleaning appointments usually last 30-60 minutes. People with severe periodontal disease may take longer or need to have their cleaning spread across multiple sessions. Given the benefits, though, it’s time well invested.

The Benefits Of Deep Tooth Prophylaxis

Here are some reasons why you should schedule deep teeth cleaning. The procedure can:

  • Remove Unwanted Tartar Buildup
  • Help Prevent Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease
  • Give You Cleaner, Smoother Gums & Teeth
  • Help Remove Unsightly Stains
  • Leave Your Mouth Feeling Refreshed
  • Help Reduce Bad Breath

San Ramon Dentistry Services

In addition to deep teeth prophylaxis, Dr. Carol Jin offers a wide range of other dental services in her San Ramon office. These services include routine check-ups and cleanings, fillings and extractions, dental implants, veneers and bonding, Invisalign clear braces, root canals, Zoom teeth whitening, and more. With years of experience and a commitment to providing high-quality care, Dr. Jin will ensure that your smile is healthy and looks its best. Call today to schedule your appointment!