Difference between a Regular Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning
Regular Cleaning, are generally done twice a year to treat mild cases of gingivitis, remove plaque, stains, and tartar. Regular cleanings are recommended for patients who do not have bone loss or periodontal disease.
A Scaling and Root Planing, often referred as a deep cleaning, are done if you have periodontal disease that has resulted in bone loss, gum disease, bleeding gums or exposed root surfaces. This type of cleaning goes beyond the basic cleaning.
Deep cleanings don’t usually hurt. Depending on the depth of the pocket and severity of the root surface, the dentist will numb the area so that you will feel as comfortable as possible during your cleaning.
After you deep cleaning you might feel some discomfort. Talk to your dentist if you are feeling pain or discomfort.
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