Deep Cleaning

Scaling & Root Planing

Dr. Raisdana may remove plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planing. In cases where sever tartar build-up has occurred and periodontal disease becomes a threat scaling and root planing becomes necessary to remove the threat of further damage. Scaling is the process by which a dental tool is used to scrape the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing is the process in which rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather are smoothed. This entire process helps remove bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease. In some cases a laser may be used to remove plaque and tartar. Scaling & root planing can result in less bleeding, swelling, and discomfort compared to traditional deep cleaning methods.

How Do I Know I Need A Deep Cleaning?

The American Academy of Periodontology recommends that your dentist or periodontist offer a deep cleaning when an X-ray shows bone loss and/or a full-mouth exam reveals one or more gum pockets greater than 4 millimeters deep. Deep cleanings are most always recommended to treat the beginning stages of gum disease. When your gums reveal pocket depth of 4 millimeters or more, this is the beginning stages of periodontal (gum) disease.

However, a deep cleaning is not necessary to simply improve your overall oral hygiene. Unless there is an exsiting issue with your gums, a deep cleaning is not necessary.

Dental Hygiene

When you visit Dr. Raisdana at our office in Witchita, Kansas we ensure that you receive the highest level of dental service and quality. For optimal results, please enlist a great oral hygiene routine. Dr. Behnaz Raisdana can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white for years to come. If you have any questions about your current hygiene practices please ask us.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. In the event your gums require a little more attentions, we will offer a deep cleaning. In conjunction with great oral hygiene routines, a deep cleaning will ensure tartar does not lead to periodontal disease and your teeth and gums can bring you a white smile for years to come.