You may wonder whether or not you need to undergo a deep cleaning procedure. Maybe you’ve noticed that something might be wrong with your dental health, or maybe your dentist offered or suggested a deep cleaning after an exam. Either way, you may have some questions or doubts about deep cleanings. Deep cleaning is actually a great investment in yourself and it can help your dental health. Taking care of your body so you feel good both physically and mentally is always very important.
What is a deep dental cleaning?
Dental deep cleaning is a treatment that consists of the cleaning between the gums and teeth down to the roots. Just as in a regular cleaning, the dentist will clean the tooth, gum line and sides of the teeth. The main difference is that in a deep cleaning they continue to remove tartar buildup down to the root of the tooth.
When is a deep dental cleaning needed?
There are some cases in which your dental health professional may use their judgement and knowledge to determine when you may need a deep cleaning. However, talking from a more technical perspective, the American Academy of Periodontology recommends that dentists offer a deep cleaning service when an X-ray shows bone loss and also when a complete dental health assessment shows a 4-millimeter gum socket between the gum and the tooth.
Is it ok to look for a second opinion?
Some people may want to get a second opinion after they are recommended a deep cleaning procedure. Getting a second opinion is a great idea! If you’ve been told that you need to have a deep clean you can definitely come to Somos Dental. We will provide you with a top-professional second opinion, so that you know if this is the most appropriate treatment for your condition. We can also offer the service ourselves with the best standards in the dental health field and even at a better rate.
The decision of when to provide a deep cleaning is usually determined by the dental health professional’s knowledge and really, should only be recommended when it is the best option for the patient. At Somos Dental we have a team of dental health professionals who have experience in orthodontic treatments and the entire process of a deep clean. So, feel free to contact us by any of the means listed on this page, or by visiting us at our locations. At Somos Dental we are committed to your dental health care! We are located in the following areas: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Give us a call today at 623-869-1091.