Deep Cleaning & Soft Tissue Evaluation
Full-service dental office in Thornhill providing professional deep cleaning and soft tissue evaluation services
A deep cleaning may sound like an exceptionally long and aggressive session with your toothbrush, but it is actually a treatment process performed by a dental hygenist to defend your teeth against periodontal disease. Deep cleanings are often done when a person has not had regular dental cleaning appointments every six months.
On a typical visit to the dentist, the dental hygienist will examine the area around your teeth for pocketing (pockets are areas between the teeth and gums where bacteria can form). Pocketing occurs if the depth of gum tissue between the tooth and gum is more than 5 mm.
The ideal depth for healthy pockets is no more than 3 mm deep. Suppose your pockets are larger than 5 mm. In that case, your dentist might prescribe a deep scaling and root planing appointment with the dental hygienist, called deep cleaning.
The deep cleaning process involves scaling and root planing.
Scaling is the scraping off of tartar and plaque from the tooth’s surface and the pocket areas, and below the gum line. Root planing then smooths the tooth root and helps the gums reattach to the tooth.Scaling and root planing procedures may involve two visits to the dentists. The follow-up visit may be necessary to verify your gums and teeth are healthier and without pocket depth.
Ideally, after a deep cleaning session, the bacteria in the pockets of the teeth will be removed and through sustaining a proper hygiene routine at home, your gums will be healthier.
If deep scaling and three-month visits to the dentist do not reverse periodontal diseases, book an appointment with a periodontist to discuss a personalized treatment plan for you.
At Emerald Dental Clinic, we have a dedicated staff of professional dental hygienists that will carefully examine your teeth and gums and perform deep cleaning to leave you with a fresh and confident healthy smile. Book an appointment here.
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