What are the benefits of deep teeth cleaning by Twin Falls dentist?
Dr. Justin Cress of Twin Falls, Idaho believes patients need to take a proactive approach to their dental care. With preventative dentistry, most patients can avoid the development of common issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, both issues that can cause permanent, irreversible damage to the smile. With the help of the team at Cress Dental, patients who need a deep cleaning of the teeth will find the many benefits they provide.
What is a deep cleaning?
Deep cleaning is a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums during routine dental visits. It may also refer to the more aggressive cleaning performed on patients who have developed periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection, sometimes referred to as gum disease, that can spread and cause a variety of issues—not only in the smile, but throughout the body. When patients have been diagnosed with a later stage of periodontal disease, they may be advised by their dentist that they could benefit from a deep cleaning. The deep cleaning for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This method of cleaning removes tartar, plaque, and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth and the roots below. It may be performed in conjunction with the application of antibiotics used to control the infection.
What are the benefits of deep cleanings?
Deep cleanings are:
When might I need a deep cleaning?
Most patients who visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation will undergo a simple cleaning of the teeth. However, individuals who have not been to the dentist for many years, or those who have an infection, may be told by their dentist that they will benefit from a deeper teeth cleaning. These recommendations are common in situations when patients have neglected their oral health or may have avoided routine dental visits.
Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Justin Cress and his team
At Cress Dental of Twin Falls, Idaho, we understand the benefits of routine dental cleanings and can help patients improve their oral health. New patients can call the office at (208) 544-4848 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how deep cleanings are used to prevent a host of dental problems such as cavities and periodontal disease.Back to Professional Cleanings Page