Ashu Sachdev
Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Creating Beautiful Lasting Smiles

Address: 511 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-485-9675

 

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Deep Teeth Cleaning/Scaling and Root Planing

We use a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planning to help remove the plaque. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.

Why is Scaling and Root Planing Needed?

The key reasons for having your teeth cleaned are to:

  • Prevent or delay the progression of gum diseases

  • Maintain good oral health and keep your teeth

  • Have a bright and white smile

  • Detect dental problems early

  • Prevent bad breath

  • Use your dental insurance plan (which may pay for cleaning and check-ups every 6 months) and avoid expensive dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene

What is involved in Scaling and Root Planing?

The treatment usually involves 1 appointment. We remove soft plaque and hard tartar (mineralized plaque that builds up on the teeth and can only be removed with professional instruments) from above and below the gum line on all the teeth. During the teeth cleaning, your mouth will be treated with the highest quality equipment; nothing you can try at home truly compares to this professional teeth cleaning. Then, a specialized rinse will be given, helping to provide protection and shine to your teeth. Teeth cleaning process usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes

If necessary, a deeper teeth cleaning is performed under local anesthetic, during which plaque and tartar above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the root are smoothed (planing) to remove bacteria and give a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. This is done using a local anesthetic and generally requires 2-4 office visits, each lasting around 45 minutes to an hour
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  • The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.  It is not intended and should not be construed as the delivery of dental/medical care and is not a substitute for personal hands on dental/medical attention, diagnosis or treatment.