Deep Cleaning

Periodontal Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)

We can treat your gum disease.

In some cases, calculus (hardened bacterial colony on teeth) can form on the teeth beneath the gum line, which can lead to gingivitis (gum disease) and bone loss.  This bacteria cannot be removed during a routine cleaning.  When this happens, a dental hygienist can perform a deep cleaning that allows the instruments to penetrate deeper beneath the gums.  Local anesthesia (novacaine) is normally administered for this procedure.