Deep Cleaning In Oral Care – Beyond Just the Surface

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Dentistry, Preventive, Sekhon Dental, Smile | 0 comments

While brushing and flossing regularly helps you avoid oral diseases, sometimes you might need a professional deep cleaning.

Our dentist at Sekhon Dental – Dentist Agoura Hills may suggest a preventive dental or deep cleaning, depending on your symptoms.

Let’s tell you what is dental deep cleaning and how it can benefit you.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning is a specialized dental procedure and is also known as scaling and root planing (SRP). Deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar from teeth, helping reduce the gap between the gums and teeth resulting from gingivitis and improve gum health.

Dentists suggest deep cleaning for patients with gum disease and tartar build-up to the gum and sometimes even roots; ignoring timely treatment may lead to severe infection and tooth loss.

Advantages of Deep Teeth Cleaning

Stops Gum Disease

Deep cleaning helps prevent further tartar build-up and prevents gum disease when caught in time

Protects Roots

Avoiding a deep cleaning can spread gum disease and eventually affect the roots of your teeth; it helps protect them by removing the plaque and tartar

Promotes Healthy Gums

Deep cleaning promotes healthy gums by stopping the spread of gum disease and preventing plaque build-up

Prevents Tooth Loss

Tartar and plaque can lead to tooth loss, that you can avoid through deep cleaning

Enhances Overall Health

Research has shown that there is a direct link between oral health and overall well-being. Patients may reduce their risk of developing other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory infections by maintaining good oral hygiene through regular deep cleanings

Eliminates Bad Breath

Dental diseases eventually lead to intolerable bad breath. You can solve this issue by addressing the main problem and getting a deep cleaning at Sekhon Dental – Dentist Agoura Hills

Is Deep Cleaning Painful?

Most patients visiting Sekhon Dental – Dentist Agoura Hills ask if it’s a painful process. Although the procedure may cause slightly more discomfort than regular cleaning, our hygienists use strong topical anesthesia/local anesthesia to numb the gums and alleviate pain. We also offer Nitrous-Oxide (aka Laughing Gas.) 

You might experience swelling and bleeding after the treatment, but it’s nothing to worry about.

If you want to learn more about deep teeth cleaning, get in touch with Sekhon Dental – Dentist Agoura Hills.

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