The purpose of professional teeth cleanings at Desert Creek Dental is to help you maintain a healthy smile by eliminating cavity-causing plaque and tartar. If you have mild periodontal disease, called gingivitis, a routine cleaning with one of our gentle hygienists is often enough to resolve it.
However, sometimes a patient comes to our Queen Creek dental office and isn’t even aware they have gum disease that has already damaged their smile. In this case, routine teeth cleaning wouldn’t be sufficient, and your hygienist would recommend a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.
Deep cleaning is more involved because we have to remove every trace of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and under your gums and smooth root surfaces. These steps get rid of the infection and also help promote reattachment of gum tissue to your teeth.
Because these steps take time, and we want to ensure your comfort, a deep cleaning takes place over two appointments. Our hygienists are very skilled and gentle and will also numb your gums during treatment, so you don’t feel anything.
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Gum disease is very aggressive, and in a worst-case scenario, can lead to tooth loss. To ensure optimal gum health, we must match your cleaning to your needs, and sometimes a deep cleaning is the best option.
If you aren’t sure which type of teeth cleaning you need, call the team at Desert Creek Dental, and they will be happy to help you.