Periodontal Deep Cleaning in Manchester
Understanding Deep Teeth Cleaning
Do I Really Need A Deep Cleaning On My Teeth?
If you have healthy teeth and gums, regular cleanings are enough to maintain great oral health. However, we recommend periodontal deep cleaning for patients who have warning signs of gum disease. If you have gum inflammation, bleeding, or receding gums, deep cleaning may help to prevent periodontal disease from developing. Deep teeth cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line, where brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings cannot reach.
What Can I Expect During My Periodontal Deep Cleaning Appointment?
The dental hygienist will perform scaling, which involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and below the gum line using specialized instruments. Anesthesia is used to numb the area so that the procedure will be comfortable and pain-free.
After scaling, the hygienist will perform root planning, which involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth to prevent further buildup of bacteria and to promote healing of the gums. This process can sometimes take more than one appointment to complete if you already have more advanced periodontal issues.
What is the Periodontal Cleaning Cost in Manchester NH?
Several factors affect the cost of deep cleaning teeth, including the severity of your periodontal issues, the type of anesthesia you require, and your insurance coverage. Periodontal cleaning is priced per quadrant so a full mouth treatment is more expensive than just one area. Insurance often covers part of the cost of deep cleaning. Before your appointment we can help provide an estimate of what your insurance will contribute, as well as financing options.
How Often Do I Need Teeth Deep Cleaning?
Do you have signs of periodontal disease such as loose teeth and receding, inflamed, or painful gums? If so, getting two to three deep cleanings per year is recommended to maintain optimal oral health and prevent further progression of gum disease. Dr. Mann will conduct a new patient exam and recommend a customized plan to suit your needs.
What Periodontal Deep Cleaning Aftercare is Recommended?
After your periodontal deep cleaning appointment, you will need to be gentle as your gum and teeth may be more sensitive than usual. Avoid hot and cold foods and drinks, and choose softer foods. Ibuprofen can help to reduce inflammation and soreness. Depending on your treatment and periodontal history, an antibiotic may also be prescribed.