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deep cleaning – Smile Dental Lakeside

Deep scaling teeth cleaning is the removal of plaque and tarter above and below the gum line. It is generally performed using a local anesthetic.

A regular cleaning (prophylaxis) involves scaling and polishing procedures that remove plaque, tartar (calculus), and stains from the exposed areas of teeth. The scaling process scrapes away bacterial plaque and tartar from the tooth. In a regular cleaning, scaling is performed on the part of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line.

A deep cleaning is a periodontic procedure used to treat early-stage periodontal (gum) disease. The dentist, periodontist (gum specialist), or dental hygienist removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method that combines scaling and root planing. Scaling is performed above and below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth where germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

Although deep cleaning is effective at removing plaque buildup, it does not eliminate all the bacteria that causes gum disease. When necessary, treatment may also include placing medication such as Arestin® in gum pockets and/or taking Periostat®, an oral antibiotic medication.

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Smile Dental Lakeside General Dentistry Office offers online dental appointments for your convenience and has been the premier family dentist clinic practice in Lakeside, El Cajon and Santee East San Diego County for over 20 years!

We understand how important your smile is and taking care of your overall oral health is our number one priority. Our team of highly experienced dental experts will provide you with the care you deserve and expect. When you visit our practice we want you to feel at home and at ease. We are confident that our team of staff and dentists will provide you with quality and affordable dental care.

Our team of dentists has experience in providing the following general dentistry services: Fillings, Dentures, Crowns, Bridges, Deep Cleaning, Teeth Cleaning, X-rays, Oral exams, Root Canals, Periodontal Treatments, Invisalign, Zoom Whitening, Lumineers, and Sedation dentistry.