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Periodontal Deep Clean

Has your dentist recommended a deep scale and clean? Here’s why…

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Periodontal Deep Clean in Labrador

We achieve clean teeth by diligently brushing and flossing. However, there may come a time where your dentist recommends a deep clean.

Maintaining great oral hygiene is essential to prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease

Check Up & Clean Vs. Deep Clean

During a regular check-up and cleaning, your dentist will remove all the plaque and tartar (calculus) from the surface of your teeth or above the gum line. A deep clean, often referred to as a periodontal scaling or root planing, aims to clean beyond the gum line and remove any tartar or plaque present.

A standard check-up and clean may be performed within 20 minutes to an hour, while a deep cleaning can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Treatment times will differ depending on the severity of plaque and tartar build-up.

When do you need a deep clean?

The general rule of thumb is that if you visit your dentist every 6 months and maintain an optimal at-home routine, you may never require a deep clean. By staying on top of plaque and tartar above the gum line, you can prevent these issues from progressing beyond the gum line.

However, if you’ve left visiting the dentist too long and do not maintain a great oral health routine at home, you may require a deep clean.

Deep cleans are important because, if recommended, you may now have oral bacteria and debris left in the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. If left untreated, this can result in severe dental concerns such as gum disease, inflammation, or gingivitis down the line.

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If you’re looking for a new dentist local to you or are looking to book your next check-up and clean visit, chat with our team online or call us today on (07) 5563 1201.

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