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Twin Aspen Dental Center Provides Superior Deep Cleaning

If Dr. Richter at Twin Aspen Dental Center notices signs of periodontal disease; otherwise known as gum disease, you will most likely need a deep cleaning to keep the disease from getting worse. Fortunately for you, you will not have to venture away from our practice to receive professional deep teeth cleaning. Our highly-trained staff, led by Dr. Richter, is adept at performing periodontal, or deep dental cleaning, and protecting your teeth and gums from further disease. Call our office today to learn more about the procedure.

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Knowing if You Are a Candidate for Deep Cleaning

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recommends a yearly Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE) to check for signs of gum disease. These signs may include loose teeth, swollen or red gums, and bad breath. If you exhibit any of these, Dr. Richter at Twin Aspen Dental Center may suggest a deep cleaning to arrest the damage from periodontal disease. If you avoid this procedure, bacteria growth may lead to bone damage and tooth loss, among other health issues.

Differences Between Deep Cleaning and Regular Cleaning

The key difference between deep teeth cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, and regular cleaning is the mission each is trying to accomplish. Regular teeth cleaning is merely a preventive measure. It is prudent to brush and floss your teeth twice daily to remove plaque and bacteria from your mouth. A great deal of the plaque in your mouth is near or below the gum line, an area people regularly miss during brushing. Plaque leads to the formation of tartar, which can negatively affect your teeth and gums. During a regular cleaning, your dental hygienist removes this tartar buildup. Deep cleaning, however, is a technique used to prevent the progression of gum disease that is already present. Your dentist will employ a scaling and root planing procedure to help you avoid more severe gum and bone problems.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Deep teeth cleaning is a two-pronged process that your dentist will follow if you have deep periodontal pockets or chronic gum disease. Sometimes known as root planing and scaling, it will remove bacteria present in your mouth and minimize or halt the advancement of gum disease. The expert staff at Twin Aspen Dental Center will take any necessary measures to ensure that deep cleaning does not hurt. These measures may include local anesthesia for the procedure, which will include:


Your dentist will use a special tool to remove tartar and plaque from the tooth surfaces, much like regular teeth cleaning. However, this process will also target areas below the gum line and along the root by delivering an antimicrobial agent designed to reduce oral bacteria.

Root planing

In this step of the process, your dentist will use dental instruments or a laser to clean the tooth roots and remove areas where bacteria can collect. The tooth root is also smoothed, which helps promote healing and prevent future bacteria.

What to Expect After Deep Teeth Cleaning

Following your deep dental cleaning, you may experience tooth sensitivity or soreness for a few days. These reactions are normal after a procedure that goes deep within your gum pockets to extract bacteria. It is also permissible to use an over-the-counter pain reliever to alleviate any discomfort. We will likely schedule a follow-up appointment at our office to verify that your gums are healing correctly and to monitor your oral health.

Understanding the Benefits of Periodontal Cleaning

Periodontal cleaning will have numerous benefits to your oral and overall health. Bacteria from periodontal infections are capable of traveling through your bloodstream and causing heart and respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. Successfully removing the bacteria through deep cleaning will help safeguard you against such ailments. Furthermore, you will be protected from tooth loss, reduce bad breath, and remove surface stains from your teeth during scaling and root planing.

Schedule Your Deep Cleaning at Twin Aspen Dental Center Today

Do not put your oral or overall health in jeopardy by delaying necessary deep teeth cleaning. Let our professional staff address any periodontal issues you are experiencing before they worsen. Twin Aspen Dental Center is the area’s top choice for comprehensive dental care because of our extensive experience, customized customer service, and friendly environment. Contact us today to schedule your deep cleaning appointment today.

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