Deep Cleaning / Scaling Root & Planing

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a common dental procedure used to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line. This procedure is often recommended for patients who have gum disease or who have not had a dental cleaning in a long time.

At Hockley Dental, we believe that deep cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral health. Our team of dental professionals is highly trained and experienced in performing this procedure, and we use the latest techniques and technology to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

The deep cleaning procedure involves two main steps: scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums using specialized dental instruments. This step is typically performed using both manual and ultrasonic instruments, which allow us to remove buildup from below the gum line.

Once the scaling is complete, we move on to root planing. Root planing involves smoothing out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots to promote healing and prevent future plaque buildup. This step is typically performed using specialized dental instruments and may take longer than the scaling step.

At Hockley Dental, we take great care to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed during the deep cleaning procedure. We use local anesthesia to numb the gums and teeth, and we offer sedation dentistry for patients who are anxious or nervous about the procedure.

After the deep cleaning procedure is complete, we provide our patients with detailed instructions for how to care for their teeth and gums at home. This may include brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for mouthwash and other oral hygiene products.

At Hockley Dental, we believe that deep cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral health. If you have not had a dental cleaning in a while or if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us to discuss your options for deep cleaning.

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