What is a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One?

You only get one set of teeth, and they have to last you an entire lifetime. So, you want to do everything you can to keep your oral and dental health strong.

Typically, the expert care team at Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill, led by Nupur Gupta, DDS, recommend that patients come into the office every six months or so for professional cleaning and repair. However, if you’ve missed a cleaning appointment, or if you have ongoing concerns about dental problems or gum disease, you might need more intensive attention.

With a dental deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, the Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill team can keep your smile bright and your mouth healthy. Here’s what we want our new and existing patients to know about what a dental deep cleaning could do for them.

Getting rid of plaque buildup

Every day, plaque and bacteria accumulate in the nooks and crannies around your mouth. Daily brushing and flossing can do a lot to keep plaque from building up and causing problems, but most people benefit from a little extra professional help. Even if you have excellent dental hygiene, you could potentially use a dental deep cleaning now and then.

If left too long, plaque hardens into tartar. When plaque and tartar build up too much on your teeth, you can develop deposits of harmful bacteria. Too much plaque and tartar in your mouth can leave your gums red, inflamed, and sensitive. You could eventually face serious problems like gum disease or even tooth loss.

Preventative care to halt dental problems

If you have ongoing dental or oral health issues, like gum disease, deep cleanings can prevent your condition from getting worse. Deep dental cleanings can save you from oral health complications like tooth loss or jawbone damage.

During a dental deep cleaning session, we use scaling techniques to remove plaque and tartar deposits from pockets beneath your gumline. Then, we use root planing to stimulate your gums. During root planing, we smooth the roots of each of your teeth, helping your gums attach more strongly. A local anesthetic keeps you from experiencing discomfort during the cleaning process. It may take some time, or even multiple visits, to give each of your teeth the care and attention they need.

To set up a dental deep cleaning with the Perfect Smiles Dental care team, get in touch with our Pleasant Hill, California office today. We offer a full range of preventative care services for new and existing patients of all ages at our premier dental practice. You can book your dental deep cleaning appointment over the phone, or use the convenient online tool.

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