In-Office Cleaning & Deep Cleaning
While brushing and flossing your teeth faithfully is the best way to keep cavities and gum disease at bay, it is still important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. After a thorough in-office cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth, squeaky-clean, and may even look a lot brighter too. However,our expert teeth cleanings aren't done just for looks alone.
After some time your teeth begin to build up a layer of plaque and deposits occur that make it difficult to remove without dental equipment. Which is why a dental cleaning is so necessary. The deposits left by plaque begin to accumulate bacteria which leads to tooth decay. If left uncleaned, inflamation occurs and periodontal disease occurs.
Scaling & Root Planing
Some cases of severe periodontal disease that do not respond to our more conventional cleaning treatment may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
The procedure begins with a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort you have while in our office. Then, a small instrument or an ultrasonic cleaner called a "scaler," is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.
The surface of your teeth's roots are then planed and smoothed below the gum-line. If the treatment is effective, scaling and root planing helps your gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure. Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.
If you are in need of a teeth cleaning here in EL Paso, TX, don't hesitate to call us today at 915-921-6200, or fill out the form on this page. Our professional staff is ready to help you achieve a beautiful smile and answer any question you might have.