What is a Deep Cleaning?

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Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in Carmichael, CA

If it’s been a while since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning.

Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease Professional dental cleanings are recommended every 6 months, however, if it’s been a while since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning.

A typical deep cleaning consists of 2 or 4 appointments, with each treating one half or one quadrant of your mouth. Depending on the needs of each individual patient, we may incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning – Our specialized dental scaler features a vibrating tip to break up hard plaque and calculus. A pulsing jet of water also helps dislodge material and clean the tooth surface.
  • Scaling and Root Planing – Harmful build-up is removed from around and below the gumline. Root surfaces are smoothed and made more resistant to plaque.
  • Laser Periodontal Treatment – Our dental laser is used to combat gum disease with a special frequency of laser light, calibrated to kill bacteria and sterilize infection. Even better, it does this while leaving healthy tissue intact, AND encouraging a healing response. So, patients treated with laser therapy typically see quicker recovery times and better overall periodontal health in the long run.

For deep cleaning appointments, contact us today at (916) 483-3417.

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