What does a Dental Cleaning Entail?
Hygiene is the most important part of oral health. With periodic professional dental cleanings, it is possible to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and improve dental aesthetics as well. Over the years, dental cleaning has become an integral part of preventative dentistry. Individuals with active systemic disease or older patients will typically require dental cleanings more often.
In other cases, the dental cleanings can be scheduled as per the advice of the cosmetic dentist. Dr. Rob Strain is a leading dentist providing dental cleanings and various other procedures in a state of the art environment. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive advanced dental cleanings at Dr. Strain’s dental office.
What is a Dental Cleaning?
Dental prophylaxis, commonly known as a dental cleaning, a procedure that involves thorough removal of tartar or calculus as well as dental plaque and stains that may be present above the gum line. For a patient with fantastic oral health, the dentist may also perform cleaning slightly below the gum line to do a more complete job.
However, in case of patients with poor oral health, the dentistry procedure to clean the mouth may be more complex. The dentist will evaluate the overall health of the mouth to determine an appropriate dental cleaning plan. Dr. Strain provides advanced dental cleanings to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.
Advanced Cleaning Procedures
If the oral health is poor, the patient may require advanced procedures to perform appropriate dental clean. Some of the key procedures provided by a cosmetic dentist will include:
This technique is designed to remove tough deposits above the gum line. Patients who have not received professional dental care for a number of years, and suffer from inflammation or a heavy build-up above the gum line may benefit from this treatment. A dental office equipped with an ultrasonic or piezo scaler can provide effective solutions to remove the heavy deposits from the teeth.
Fine Scale and Polish
This procedure may follow after a gross debridement treatment has been performed in place of a regular cleaning. It may also be used after a successful completion of deep scaling process.
Patients who have exposed root surfaces due to gum recession may have to be treated with periodontal scaling. This is a more advanced form of dental cleaning aimed at preventing periodontal disease.
Deep Scaling (Root Planing)
This procedure may be recommended when the patient suffers from multiple areas of unhealthy pocket depths. The procedure involves removal of deposits that exist deep below the gum line. When tartar is removed from under the gum, it will enable healing of the affected area, and eliminate gum bleeding and swelling.
Dr. Strain’s dental office evaluates the unique oral condition of a patient and designs a dental cleaning or deep scaling process for each individual section or partial section of mouth. With a customized treatment approach, patients can achieve effective and sustainable outcomes in a least invasive manner.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.