Deep cleaning your teeth is an important part of keeping your smile healthy and bright. Edge Dental Houston is proud to offer comprehensive dental deep cleaning services to our patients in Houston. Our experienced and skilled team of dental professionals will work diligently to clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar buildup. We offer competitive pricing for our deep cleaning services, and we also offer a variety of financing options and an in-house dental savings plan to make dental care affordable for everyone.
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What is dental deep cleaning?
Dental deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a dental procedure that removes built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva, and tartar is hardened plaque. Deep cleaning is usually needed when plaque and tartar have built up to the point where they can no longer be removed with regular brushing and flossing.
When is dental deep cleaning needed?
Dental deep cleaning, also called scaling and root planing, is a procedure used to clean the teeth and remove any tartar or plaque that has built up below the gum line. This type of cleaning is usually done when a regular cleaning is not enough to remove all of the tartar and plaque. If plaque and tartar are not removed, they can lead to gum disease.
What happens when plaque & tartar aren’t removed?
When plaque and tartar are not removed, they can harden and turn into calculus. Calculus is very difficult to remove, and can only be done so by a professional. If not removed, calculus can lead to periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. Periodontitis can lead to receding gums, bone loss, and tooth loss.
To avoid these problems, it’s important to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth on a regular basis. You can do this by brushing and flossing every day and visiting your dentist for professional cleanings. And if you have excess tartar, the dentist will recommend a scaling and root planing procedure to restore optimal dental health.
How is deep gum cleaning done?
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The procedure is usually done over the course of two visits. During the first visit, the dentist will clean the teeth and gums. This includes removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. The dentist may also use a special instrument to clean the roots of the teeth.
During the second visit, the dentist will clean the roots of the teeth. This includes removing plaque and tartar from the root surfaces. The dentist may also use a special instrument to clean the roots of the teeth. After the scaling and root planing procedure, the dentist will usually recommend a course of treatment to help prevent gum disease from recurring. This may include regular cleaning and flossing, as well as using a mouthwash or antibacterial toothpaste.
What do scaling and root planing treatments involve?
Scaling and root planing are treatments for gingivitis, which is the early stage of periodontal disease. The main goal of these treatments is to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, which will help to prevent the progression of periodontal disease.
Scaling is a process of removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, both above and below the gum line. This can be done with either manual instruments or an ultrasonic scaler. Root planing is a process of smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth, which helps to prevent plaque and tartar from accumulating on them.
These treatments may be done in one or more visits, depending on the severity of the gingivitis. They are usually done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around your teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing are usually effective in treating gingivitis and can help to prevent the progression of periodontal disease.
What are the benefits of deep cleaning teeth?
- Preventing cavities: Plaque contains bacteria that can eat away at tooth enamel, causing cavities. By removing plaque, deep cleanings can help prevent cavities.
- Preventing gum disease: Plaque that isn’t removed can harden into tartar. Tartar can cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. This inflammation is called gingivitis, and it’s the first stage of gum disease. If gingivitis isn’t treated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more severe disease that can lead to tooth loss. Deep cleaning teeth can prevent gum disease.
- Whitening teeth: Plaque and tartar can cause teeth to become yellow or discolored. Deep cleanings can remove these stains and leave teeth looking brighter.
- Improving bad breath: Plaque and tartar can cause bad breath. Deep cleanings can remove the odorous bacteria and help freshen your breath.
What is the dental deep cleaning cost?
A dental deep cleaning is a procedure that is done to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. The cost of a dental deep cleaning can vary depending on your dentist and the severity of your dental condition. Our dental specialists will evaluate your condition and provide a quote for your dental deep cleaning procedure.
What are the cost factors of dental deep cleanings?
When it comes to dental deep cleanings, there are a few cost factors to keep in mind. First, the severity of the tartar and plaque buildup will play a role in pricing. Secondly, the location of the teeth that need to be cleaned (back teeth are typically more expensive) will also affect the cost. Finally, the dentist’s experience and qualifications will contribute to the price.