Dental Deep Cleaning Brimfield, IL
Visit our dental hygienist for a dental deep cleaning
What is dental deep cleaning?
That’s when the treatment of deep cleaning teeth – also referred to as root planing, scaling, or deep gum cleaning – becomes necessary. The process effectively removes plaque and bacteria from below the gumline to prevent gum disease and possible tooth decay in the future.
How do you know if you need dental deep cleaning?
Common oral issues that indicate a need for a deep gum cleaning include:
- EConsistent bad breath
- EA perpetual bad taste
- EGums that bleed easily
- ERedness, swollenness, or tenderness in gums
- EGums that pull away from teeth
- EPermanent teeth that have become loose
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Deep cleaning process?
Deep gum cleanings are usually performed over two appointments so that only one side of your mouth is deep cleaned at a time. This helps you to be able to eat and speak comfortably after your appointment. The first side of the mouth is numbed with a local anesthetic or numbing cream before a dental scaler is used to manually scrape away plaque under the gumline.
In some cases, an ultrasonic dental device is used, which vibrates to break away plaque and tartar that is hard to reach with the scaler. If root planing is necessary, that process involves smoothing out any rough patches on your tooth’s root, which discourages bacteria from sticking to it. Depending on the severity of the infection, an antibiotic gel may be placed in your gums to fight off residual bacteria.
Answers to your questions
Does a deep cleaning hurt?
What should be expected after a deep gum cleaning?
A follow-up appointment is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after your second deep cleaning appointment to ensure the gums are healing well and pockets are shrinking. It’s typically also recommended that the frequency of your regular cleanings is increased to ensure plaque is controlled and the gum infection doesn’t return.
What are my payment options?
At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves high-quality care, regardless of their financial situation. We’re in-network with most major insurance providers and offer flexible payment plans with 0% interest. No insurance? That’s okay! We have an in-house membership plan for uninsured patients. Learn more about our payment options.
Did you know:
Most dental insurances cover 100% of your twice-a-year dental cleanings and exams. For those without insurance, ask about our in-house membership plan, starting at $30/month.
What to Expect
We take new high-tech x-rays once a year to ensure we keep your records up to date and can catch any developing issues.
Your dental hygienist will gently clean your teeth, removing plaque or tartar and polishing your teeth to remove stains.
Meet with your dentist! Clint will conduct a thorough exam, including oral cancer screening and bite analysis. If we do notice an issue, we’ll discuss treatment options.
Hear from our patients
As someone who deals with a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist, everyone there put me at ease and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable.
– Holly H.
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Your comfort is important to us. If you struggle with dental anxiety, we can work with you to make your visit with us as comfortable and manageable as possible, and we have sedation options for those who need it.
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