What is a deep cleaning? Deep cleaning, or gum therapy, is a dental treatment that cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Regular cleanings only get to the sides of the teeth and the gum line. With a deep cleaning, your dentist can remove tarter buildup below the gum line to the root of the tooth.
Why get a deep cleaning? Deep cleaning is done to treat gum disease and prevent it from getting worse. Left untreated, gum disease can result in gum and bone loss. If you have any questions about deep cleaning, or if you think you may need to get this procedure done, come to Dr. Phil's Family Dental Care PLLC. Our dentists will let you know if you are developing gum disease and if so, how to treat it. Call us today to schedule an appointment.