Our staff prides itself on providing quality deep dental cleaning services. These cleanings differ from the routine cleanings you might be accustomed to getting every six months. Deep dental cleanings go beneath the gum line and can help prevent more serious decay or disease when warning signs appear.
Dental cleanings focus further down your gum line and are meant to prevent bacteria from building up on the root of the tooth. This is where bacteria try to hide underneath plaque and tartar. When plaque and tartar build-up beneath your gum line, it takes a deeper cleaning to remove because brushing cannot reach those areas. When this occurs, more serious gum disease and other infections can occur.
Left alone, the bacteria forms pockets and releases toxins that irritate your gums. This causes your gums to begin separating from your teeth, creating even bigger pockets that let bacteria dive further into the roots. A deep cleaning can remove the bacteria and prevent further decay.
Your routine checkup includes looking for signs of gum disease and buildup. When we notice issues, we can measure gum separation to identify the severity of decay. Gums that are separated from teeth by 3mm or less are considered within a healthy range. If your teeth and gums are consistently measuring any higher than 3mm, a deep dental cleaning might be necessary. A deep cleaning will help remove plaque and tartar that are forming beneath the gum line where brushing cannot reach them.