Deep teeth cleaning can often differ from most common hygiene processes. The more routine methods use far less effective measures but cater to a more cost-effective approach or a more regular service. These deeper methods carried out by a skilled professional can help you to routinely remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, in places that average hygiene treatment won’t reach. These diseases cause a space or gap to form between your teeth and gums, where tartar and plaque can become trapped. Cleaning within this often missed area removes buildup effectively and reduces the chances of issues in your mouth.
Involves Gum Scaling And Root Planing
This level of procedure usually takes place over two or more visits and involves gum scaling and root plane efforts within the process. Each visit can take an hour or two depending on the amount of work being taken on per session. The scaling appointment is when our professionals focus on removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline. During the root plane and adjustment session, on the other hand, your dentist removes a range of buildup elements that form on the roots of your individual teeth. This helps reduce the size of the space between tooth and gums, in turn helping your gums reattach and settle properly.
You May Need To Take Antibiotics
In a case where your immune system may be compromised, you might have to take an antibiotic for a few days around the treatment. There is a risk of infection after the procedure as many areas have been cleaned and therefore will be exposed within the mouth. The mouth repairs quickly but it is better to have added protection to stop any issues from arising.
How To Reduce Sensitivity After The Procedure
Eating soft foods for a few days after your procedure can help reduce sensitivity. You should also avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks to ensure no spikes of sharp pain. Taking over-the-counter pain medications recommended by your doctor can reduce inflammation, as well as rinsing with warm salt water at determined intervals to clean out any lingering bacteria that shouldn’t be there. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis also promotes healing and ensures a reduction in further gum inflammation. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush at least twice per day, and floss at least once per day to allow for the most ideal hygiene solution.
Deep teeth cleaning is an ideal service that gives you access to the levels of hygiene you need. With regular routines around your dental hygiene, you can be sure to avoid diseases and gum issues. Contact us today to find out more or book a session!