Deep Dental Cleanings Oxnard CA | Teeth Cleaning
Deep Dental Cleaning Oxnard CA

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep Teeth Cleaning Oxnard, CA

Routine dental cleanings are an essential part of good oral hygiene. But sometimes routine cleanings may not be enough. When your dentist suggests a deep teeth cleaning, your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team is ready to assist you.

What Is A Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Deep teeth cleaning is similar to a routine dental cleaning, but involves much more focus on teeth below the gumline. Deep teeth cleaning is sometimes referred to as gum therapy and is a treatment for cleaning between gums and teeth all the way down to the roots. During a deep teeth cleaning your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard dental hygienist will clean the surface, between and the sides of teeth, but a primary focus will be removing tartar and plaque below the gumline to the tooth’s root. This process is called scaling and planing and may require more than one visit to complete. Deep teeth cleaning is designed to treat gum disease and prevent it from becoming worse.

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Why Do I Need A Deep Teeth Cleaning?

A patient may be recommended for deep teeth cleaning to stop and prevent the progression of gum disease. If your gums pull away from your teeth more than 4 millimeters you may need to have a deep teeth cleaning to clean the gum pockets and prevent gum disease. A deep teeth cleaning is not necessary for every patient.

How Do I Know If I Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard dentist or dental hygienist will tell you if a deep teeth cleaning is right for you. Signs of infection that may lead to a deep teeth cleaning include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth that appear longer than before

What Happens During Deep Teeth Cleaning

Medical History and X-Ray

At the beginning of the cleaning your dentist will discuss your medical history and any medications you may be taking. They may also take digital x-rays to determine which areas of your teeth or mouth to focus on during the cleaning.

Examination and Cleaning

Next, your dentist will examine the pockets of your gums, the area between your teeth and gums, to look for signs of gum disease, also known as periodontitis. After this step the scaling process will begin. Scaling is the process of removing tartar and plaque from the surface of teeth. During a deep teeth cleaning your teeth will be scaled within the gum pocket to the root of your tooth.

Polishing and Finishing

Your teeth may be polished once the cleaning is complete. Your dentist may also provide a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel, and floss between your teeth to remove final particles of food or plaque.

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Does a Deep Teeth Cleaning Hurt?

A deep teeth cleaning can cause a bearable amount of discomfort. However, patients with very deep gum pockets or extremely sensitive teeth may be prone to pain during the procedure. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be administered around the gum line to help alleviate discomfort and pain during the cleaning.

How Much Does Deep Teeth Cleaning Cost?

Deep teeth cleanings are charged by quadrants. Your dentist may suggest a deep teeth cleaning for 1-4 quadrants. Typically, a deep teeth cleaning may range in price from $150-$250 for each quadrant. Your dental insurance may cover all or some of the associated costs.

What Can I Expect After a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

After a deep teeth cleaning you may find your gums are slightly sore. It is suggested that patients who undergo a deep teeth cleaning avoid hard, crunchy, acidic, sticky, or hot foods immediately after the procedure, or until gum soreness dissipates. Using a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth may help reduce soreness. Avoid flossing the affected area for at least a week to avoid agitating your gums further. Slight swelling or bleeding may be noticed but shouldn’t last long.

After your deep teeth cleaning you may be asked to schedule an appointment with your dentist 4-6 weeks later to ensure proper healing. Your dentist may also suggest more frequent dental cleanings for a defined period of time to treat or prevent gum disease. Our dental team will suggest ways for you to care for your teeth and gums and prevent future discomfort after your procedure.

Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team is ready to provide you with all the instructions and care you need to make your deep teeth cleaning a success. With proper home care and follow-up appointments you can ensure the very best health for your teeth and gums.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Oxnard, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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