Deep Teeth Cleaning in Delray Beach
A Deep Teeth Cleaning is a special teeth cleaning treatment for patients who suffer from periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is characterized by an excessive amount of plaque and calculus (tartar) around the teeth, causing deterioration to the surrounding tissues and bones. It can be identified by :
- red, swollen or tender gums
- bleeding gums after brushing or flossing (healthy gums should NEVER bleed)
- persistent bad breath
- pain while chewing
- loose teeth and your pulled away gums
- pus or bacteria in the gum pockets (area between your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue)
If periodontal disease is left untreated, it will eventually begin to destroy the gums and bone. Gum disease has been linked to other long-term health health complications, including stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET A DEEP TEETH CLEANING IN DELRAY BEACH
Benefits of Deep Teeth Cleaning
Deep Teeth Cleaning Procedure
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING PROCEDURE
Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface. At this stage, a dentist or hygienist will clean your gums all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. This will ensure that the pockets where bacteria accumulates, remain clean.
Root planning is the process of smoothing the root surfaces after the scaling process. This process of smoothing your roots, enables your gums to reattach healthily to the tooth structure and recover.
As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planning is usually performed without any anesthesia. However, advanced stages of gum disease may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED?
Deep Teeth Cleaning will help you tackle your gum problems and recover healthy gums to hold your teeth tightly.
After the treatment Dr. Goetz may recommend:
- A special care routine to help the healing process
- Good oral hygiene practices
- A balanced diet
- Regular scheduled dental appointments.
According to the ADA, chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States. Gum disease may affect not just your mouth but your overall health. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above don’t wait to call our office.
Deep Teeth Cleaning FAQs
Why Do I Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning?
You will need a Deep Teeth Cleaning if your doctor considers you're dealing with some kind of periodontal disease. If your gums are swollen, infected or damaged, that's a sign you need Scaling and Root Planning.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of my Deep Teeth Cleaning?
Deep Teeth Cleanings are usually covered. We are a fee-for-service office, but we work with all PPO insurance plans. The coverage of your treatment will depend on the benefits your insurance offers you.
Does Deep Teeth Cleaning Hurt?
Deep Teeth Cleaning is a non-surgical treatment so it is a simple, non-painful procedure. However, to reduce any discomfort your doctor may use anesthesia in the affected areas.
What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and Root Planing is a procedure to remove the plaque and tartar that may be causing your periodontal issues, and then smoothing the root surfaces so that they can reattach healthily to your gums.
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