What is a Deep Cleaning Procedure?
Deep cleaning procedures are the best way to prevent periodontal disease which is why keeping these appointments are so important for patients who are at risk for developing gum disease. Dentists indicate that the normal depth of a healthy pocket will be no more than 3 millimeters deep, so when they find pockets that are greater than 4 to 5 millimeters the hygienist will normally recommend a deep scaling or root planing procedure to be performed. During the deep cleaning procedure all existing bacteria found between the pockets of teeth are removed and the gums should become healthier within a few weeks following the appointment.
Deep cleaning procedures are usually needed when patients have not been going to their regular professional dentist appointments to have their teeth cleaned at least every six months. When patients come in for their routine dental cleaning appointment they are usually recommended to have deep cleaning when a dental hygienist or dentist notice pockets forming that are over the depth amount of healthy gums. The deep cleaning procedures are normally performed by a dental hygienist, where patients undergo a more aggressive form of tooth cleaning in order to reverse the effects of bacteria forming around the gums. The main purpose of having deep cleanings is to prevent gum disease or periodontal disease.
Why should you get deep cleanings?
The main purpose of having deep cleanings is to prevent and revert the effects of gum disease or periodontal disease. Deep cleanings are usually recommended after an initial cleaning and dental consultation appointment. During the first appointment the dental hygienist will use an instrument called a probe to measure areas around the patient’s teeth in order to see if they have pockets forming between the teeth and gums that could lead to bacteria growth to build up. Dentists indicate that the normal depth of a healthy pocket will be no more than 3 millimeters deep. Dentists that find pockets that are greater than 4 to 5 millimeters may recommend a deep scaling or root planing procedure for the next appointment with the dental hygienist.
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