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Plunkett Dental has Relocated
Our New Location is:
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Steps Involved in Deep Dental Cleaning

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Black woman holding mirror and smiling after getting her teeth cleaned at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLDeep dental cleaning is one of the most practical treatments for gum disease. It removes harmful bacteria from your mouth, preventing tooth decay and sensitivity and ensuring optimal oral health. Here, we explain the steps involved in deep teeth cleaning and what to expect during the procedure.

Dental Examination

An oral exam is the first step before the actual cleaning begins. This physical inspection involves evaluating your mouth for plaque and tartar. It also entails assessing the signs of gum disease. In severe cases, we may recommend a panoramic dental X-ray to determine the progress of the infection.

Plaque and Tartar Removal

The next step involves removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is the yellow film that forms on the surface of your teeth when trapped food deposits mix with bacteria. Plaque turns into tartar if you do not brush it away. Our hygienist will brush and floss your teeth from all angles to remove stubborn plaque and tartar deposits.

Periodontal Scaling

Plaque and tartar not only affect your teeth. These bacterial deposits may find their way below your gum line, increasing the likelihood of developing gum disease. The only way to remove them is through scaling. This procedure involves using a dental scaler to remove tartar above and underneath your gumline. It also focuses on eliminating harmful bacteria from the pockets between your teeth and gums.

Root Planing

Root planing is the penultimate step in deep dental cleaning. It entails removing tartar and disease-causing organisms from the roots of your teeth. It also smoothens the roots, allowing the gum and teeth to reattach. We may administer mild sedation to prevent discomfort during root planing. If your condition requires more than one visit, we shall pre-schedule your next visit before you leave the office.

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Deep dental cleaning is essential for treating and preventing gum disease. It also ensures optimal oral health. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dental hygienists for deep oral cleaning.

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Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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