Deep Dental Cleaning

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Deep Dental Cleaning

When patients need a deep dental cleaning, insurance will typically cover most of the doctor's charges. Your Cambridge dentist can provide the best treatment possible for a deep dental cleaning or any of your dental needs.

Food particles between the teeth and along the gumline are the greatest cause for plaque and tartar build-up that lead to cavities and periodontal disease. At our dental clinic in Cambridge, we want to help all of our patients avoid these kinds of uncomfortable and distressing dental conditions. Sometimes the best way of doing this is by performing a full mouth deep scaling.

Cavities and periodontal disease are very preventable with simple good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing. However, plaque on your teeth is a very common occurrence even if you do try to keep your teeth clean, and can usually be eliminated as part of your regular dental check-up with a professional dental cleaning. Your dentist in our dental office in Cambridge can remove plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth using dental instruments in a quick and painless procedure.

A deep dental cleaning is necessary when the calculus, or built up tartar, has gone below the gingival line to the point where periodontal disease is inevitable unless the material is removed. During your dental exam, the dentist uses a measuring instrument that helps identify the depth of calculus. If that depth is beyond 3mm, then an ordinary dental cleaning will not be sufficient to reach culculus that must be removed. This is when your professional dentist in Cambridge will initiate a treatment plan for a deep teeth cleaning.

A deep dental cleaning, or full mouth deep scaling, is somewhat more involved and complex than an ordinary dental cleaning. Because the dentist needs to push back your gums to reach the calculus material and remove it, it is better for your comfort level that the area is first anesthetized. Once the area is numb, the dentist uses dental instruments such as periodontal scalers and currettes, as well as ultra-sonic vibration, to debride the root surfaces and spaces between teeth. The procedure is divided into a couple of separate appointments to work on one side at a time, and the results are highly satisfactory.

Your full mouth deep scaling can successfully treat and even prevent periodontal disease.

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