In-Office Cleaning & Deep Cleaning
Even if you brush and floss your teeth faithfully, it is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too. But professional teeth cleanings aren't done 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 acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.
The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the 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.