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Doctor insights on: Teeth Deep Cleaning Before And After

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How is deep cleaning of teeth done?

How is deep cleaning of teeth done?

Don't Worry: Normally the affected area is numbed first. This can be done with traditional local anesthetic or a needle-less topical alternative. Once the gums are numb, the hygienist will remove all the debris which has collected below the gums, with ultrasonic and hand instruments. Then the roots are gently smoothed. Often, a medicated rinse is placed, or long-lasting antibiotics. You'll be comfortable. Read more

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Could you tell me about deep cleaning teeth? What does it mean?

Could you tell me about deep cleaning teeth? What does it mean?

It means: Going below the gumline into the deep pockets and cleaning out all the accumulated tarter. This will help the gums heal and with great homecare and regular cleanings you can save your teeth for your lifetime. Gum disease that requires deep cleaning destroys the bone that hold the teeth causing them to become loose and eventually lost. Read more

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Can I avoid deep cleaning if I get my teeth scale & polish frequently?

Can I avoid deep cleaning if I get my teeth scale & polish frequently?

Probably: If you haven't been told that you have gum disease before and haven't had deep cleanings before, then yes, regular cleanings involving scaling and polishing can help you avoid gum disease. Deep cleanings are generally done when there are signs of active gum disease. While regular cleanings are helpful, your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing has a greater impact. Read more

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What is deep cleaning for teeth. Is it safe?

What is deep cleaning for teeth. Is it safe?

Absolutely!: Deep cleaning is indicated for patients who have an unusually large amount of calculus and/or periodontal pocketing. It involves meticulous removal of hardened deposits above and below the gumline in an effort to bring the gums back to optimum health. It is perfectly safe. Read more

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Can you tell me about mobile teeth and deep cleaning/root planing, can you help me?

Can you tell me about mobile teeth and deep cleaning/root planing, can you help me?

See a Periodontist: When your dentist sees perio pockets depths of 4mm or higher he/she will recommend a periodontal deep cleaning. It requires local anesthetic because the teeth are scraped several millimeters below the gum line. It also has to be done in a few separate visits. If your loose and mobile teeth, your dentist can refer you to a specialist periodontist. Read more

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Can professional teeth deep-cleaning be dangerous if you have had angioplasty done before?

Can professional teeth deep-cleaning be dangerous if you have had angioplasty done before?

Should not: If you are concerned you should speak to your cardiologist and dentist to see if they would like you to have prophylactic antibiotics, but it is not considered necessary by the aha. You should know that a deep cleaning can very well cause you to have bacterimia which means you have bacteria in your blood. This does not mean you will have complications though. This happens more than people think. Read more

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Can I have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Can I have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Why?: If you have bad gums you need a thorough job, and your gums may bleed. The rubber dam is placed to protect the fillings from contamination, it is more difficult with bleeding gums. If you get the filling before the deep cleaning and you have cavities under the gum level, the fillings may not adapt properly. Discuss the Pros and Cons with your dentist. Read more

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Gingivitis and my teeth need deep cleaning. Where can I go?

Gingivitis and my teeth need deep cleaning. Where can I go?

GD or Periodontist: Some dentists only treat the mildest forms of periodontal (gum) disease known as gingivitis and refer anything more serious to a periodontist. Others have additional training and experience and may also perform such procedures as "deep cleanings". Make sure you first have your own dentist give you a complete and thorough dental checkup and then ask who he or she recommends for your periodontal tx. Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol after deep cleaning of teeth?

Is it ok to drink alcohol after deep cleaning of teeth?

Yes, Usually: If you had a regular "deep cleaning, " what dentists call scaling and root planing, then you can drink alcohol--usually by the next day or so. However, if you had a more assertive procedure--perhaps surgery, or something which required stitches--you should avoid alcohol until everything has healed properly. Each case is different, so ask you dentist, periodontist, or hygienist. Read more

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I have a hole inbetween my gums and teeth after a deep cleaning, is this normal?

I have a hole inbetween my gums and teeth after a deep cleaning, is this normal?

It is normal: It is likely that you finally have tartar removed between your teeth and it feels like a "hole". If you are not certain or concern, see your dentist for re-evaluation. Good luck. Read more

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My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?

Within normal limits: Though somewhat normal, this may be lessened by more frequent flossing BETWEEN cleanings. You likely have some gingivitis occurring. Read more

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Why is it that when go to dentist that they know what to do a deep cleaning before they fix ur teeth I'm afraid of dentist but had to go?

Why is it that when go to dentist that they know what to do a deep cleaning before they fix ur teeth I'm afraid of dentist but had to go?

Standard of care: Teeth cleaning is literally a preventive treatment of a gum disease. Before making a decision to have any dental treatments performed, you should have a professional dental cleaning done first. Read more

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Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? Other parts of gums was heal except 1 part of gums between 2 teeth?

Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? Other parts of gums was heal except 1 part of gums between 2 teeth?

See a periodontist: It is very important to see a periodontist if you experience any of the symptoms of a refractory periodontal disease. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. Read more

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Is it normal to take over 2 months for inflame gums between 2 teeth to heal after deep cleaning? I had inflame gums heal in one area faster than other

Is it normal to take over 2 months for inflame gums between 2 teeth to heal after deep cleaning? I had inflame gums heal in one area faster than other

It varies: Healing of tissues varies from one patient to another and sometimes in the same patient. That depends on many local and systemic factors related to the patient and the procedure performed. If healing is prolonged, check with your dentist to evaluate if a certain intervention may be needed. Read more

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After a deep cleaning, it feels like I have no gums between my bottom front teeth. Is this normal nd why?

After a deep cleaning, it feels like I have no gums between my bottom front teeth. Is this normal nd why?

Yes: It feels that way because your gums may have had some inflamation. When you had them cleaned the inflamation was reduced causing the feeling to feel as if they do not exist. Read more

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Can a dentist refuse a dental cleaning, if he insists on doing a deep cleaning on three teeth? All I wanted was a regular cleaning.

Yes: If you your dentist says that you need a deep cleaning on some of your teeth then he should have informed you that you have periodontal disease affecting those areas and the standard of care for treatment is scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). Your dentist can either choose to not treat you the way you request or have you sign an informed refusal to treat the periodontal disease then clean. Read more

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Is a deep cleaning something that should be done regularly? I had a deep cleaning performed at the dentist during my last visit, and my teeth have felt great. I know this isn't something to have done every sixth months, but is it something that should be

Is a deep cleaning something that should be done regularly? I had a deep cleaning performed at the dentist during my last visit, and my teeth have felt great. I know this isn't something to have done every sixth months, but is it something that should be

The: The deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) were probably needed because you hadn't had a professional hygiene visit in a while. Now that the tissues around your teeth are healthy and tight, it feels great.

Keep brushing and flossing daily, and visit your dentist regularly. With routine check-ups and cleanings, you will minimize the need for deep cleanings. Read more

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