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Deep Cleaning versus "Regular" Cleaning at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry

Have you noticed gum inflammation or that your teeth appear to be elongated ? It is important to be consistent on attending your dental appointments before the bacteria in our mouths start to harden around your gums into what is called calculus. This buildup can result in bone loss and sensitivity. There are two types of cleanings when you go to your dentist appointment. We have what we call a normal, routine cleaning and a “deep cleaning” or SRP (Scaling and Root Planning).


A common misconception is that a deep cleaning is simply a “very thorough routine cleaning”. However in terms of treatment, the types of cleaning differ in their own rights.


But what is the difference between a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning, and how does it differ in terms of treatment?


Our job as your provider is to help you prevent tooth decay before it has the chance to start developing. A deep cleaning, or a scaling and root planing, will help remove that hard calculus buildup and allow you to maintain your teeth for a long time.


If you have any dental questions or questions pertaining to a deep cleaning, please do not hesitate to ask us at your next visit!


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