Deep Cleanings

Bay Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

When it comes to dentistry, practicing proper dental care is important to prevent serious dental conditions from occurring. Deep cleanings are an important part of your oral health. The team at Bay Dental Group in San Jose, California, is happy to provide their patients with thorough deep cleanings in order to maintain their oral health for years to come. Call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the caring dental team.

Deep Cleanings Q & A

What are deep cleanings?

Maintaining the health of your mouth over time can help you avoid further complications in the future that require more expensive or invasive treatments. Regular brushing and flossing are both critical. However, having your teeth and gums deep cleaned when you are showing signs of gum disease is also an important part of proper dental care. 

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a procedure where the dental hygienist uses special tools to remove deep-seated plaque from your teeth and from the area between the teeth and gums. Removing this plaque helps improve the health of your gums and can help avoid the development of gingivitis and periodontitis down the road. In addition to clearing the plaque, the surface of your tooth will be smoothed so that your gums can more effectively attach to your teeth.

Is deep cleaning painful?

You may imagine that the scraping may be painful. While this can be true, the team at Bay Dental Group can use local anesthesia if needed to numb the area, thus eliminating the pain. If you have any concerns regarding deep cleaning speak with your dentist before the procedure. 

How do I know if I need a deep cleaning?

It is important to get regular dental checkups and regular cleanings in order to ensure the continued health of your mouth. Preventing gum disease can save you from a lot of trouble in the future, including tooth loss.

During your checkup appointments, the team at Bay Dental Group will do a thorough assessment of your teeth and gums in order to check for plaque and signs of gum disease. It is normal to have small pockets in between your teeth and gums. 

However, if these pockets become too large and start trapping harmful plaque, they may recommend deep cleaning your teeth. You can discuss your options and the current state of your oral health with them during your checkup appointments. 

To learn more about deep cleanings and whether it is right for you, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Bay Dental Group.