It is very important to clean your teeth in order to maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Sandler, your dentist in San Diego, may recommend a deep cleaning if you have not been having professional cleanings, maintaining your home care and your gums are showing signs of pocketing, heavy tartar, bleeding and inflammation. Before you head in for that appointment, why not know exactly what’s in store?
Deep cleaning involves cleaning the surfaces below the gum line. These are areas that you can’t reach by brushing and flossing and have heavier plaque and tartar buildup which could ultimately lead to gum disease, receding gums, and other complications.
When you visit your dentist in the Del Mar area for a deep cleaning she will begin by ensuring you are comfortable and numb in order to scale the teeth to remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Once the plaque is removed Dr. Sandler then begins planning (smoothing) the enamel to provide a smooth surface where the gums can reattach.
Getting a deep cleaning from your Encinitas area dentist is a simple procedure that can make a world of difference for your teeth and gums. Afterwards, there might be some increased sensitivity in the mouth but nothing that can’t be treated with some ibuprofen and/or topical fluoride applications if necessary.
If you are concerned about receding gums or periodontitis, don’t hesitate to reach out to Solana Family Dental to schedule an appointment or consultation. Dr. Sandler is a trusted dentist in San Diego who has been treating local families for years. Call 858-345-1960 or click here to speak to a friendly staff member.