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What is Deep Teeth Cleaning?
Deep teeth cleanings are a type of dental cleaning needed for people who have signs and symptoms of periodontal disease (aka Gum Disease). It’s a complex disease that is most prominently caused by poor dental care and hygiene.
When someone isn’t routinely brushing, flossing, or practicing good oral health habits, plaque and bacteria are not removed as they should be. This causes the body to form an inflammatory response to get rid of the bacteria which it is unable to accomplish. It cannot be removed naturally and ends up damaging sensitive gum tissue, surrounding bone, and everything in its path. This immune reaction can lead to significant bone deterioration, tooth loss, and infection if left untreated.
It’s also important to note that someone who has periodonatal disease can maintain their disease by getting perio maintenance cleaning, but can never have a routine cleaning after diagnosis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental SRP is Scaling and Root Planing treatment to combat Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease. It is a dental service done by a dental hygienist and overseen by the dentist. It is a deep cleaning that targets plaque and tartar build up that is beneath the gumline, within the pockets of the gum.
The cost of the treatment depends on the dental practice location. It generally costs $200 to $400 per quad and is done in two appointments. With four quadrants of a persons mouth, the cost could easily amount to over $1000 for the treatment. Hale Family Dentistry gives treatment estimates based on need. If you need a deep cleaning, please call us directly for a cost estimate.