Gum tissue and oral bone are the foundation for teeth. Keeping your gums healthy is the most important way to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Sometimes, diseased gum tissue needs special treatment. Deep dental cleanings, or scaling and root planing, is the specialized treatment designed to clean bacteria and buildup deep below the gum tissue where your toothbrush and floss cannot reach.
What does a deep cleaning appointment consist of?
- Since this treatment requires cleaning below the gums, some type of dental anesthetic is typically required for comfort. You and our expert hygienist will discuss what is appropriate for you.
- Each tooth will be thoroughly cleaned below the gumline, removing plaque, calculus and harmful bacteria.
- Once all required areas are cleaned, we will schedule you back for a follow-up four to six weeks later to reevaluate your gum tissue health
Depending on your individual needs, our dentists may also recommend that your scaling and root planing be combined with another treatment in order to achieve the best results for your oral health and smile.
We invite you to call Greenwood Village Dentistry at 303-740-9353 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Charles Fischer and Dr. Lissa Alconcel and learn more about the benefits of deep dental cleaning in Greenwood Village, Colorado.