This is like a basic cleaning, but for patients who have had gum disease that has been treated.
This visit involves a closer look and measurement of gum health and bone health and is typically done every 3-4 months.
If you are prone to gum disease, this schedule of cleanings is right for you.
If it has been a long time since you have gotten a cleaning, you likely need a deep cleaning that requires more time and treatment. You may also qualify for a deep cleaning if you are prone to gum disease, for example if it runs in your family.
A deep cleaning is like a regular cleaning in that it involves the removal of tartar and plaque from your teeth. The difference is that with a deep cleaning, the tartar and plaque buildup has gotten to be so much and has traveled down under your gums, so it requires more aggressive treatment and sometimes requires anesthesia as well.
If you’re not sure if you need a deep cleaning or a basic cleaning, come on in and get an exam so the doctor can tell you what is necessary for your treatment.