There are different types of teeth cleaning treatments available, and the one your dentist utilizes relies heavily on your specific oral care needs.
- A prophylaxis cleaning performs routine maintenance such as removing a certain amount of tartar and plaques from the surface of the teeth gums and between teeth.
- Scaling and root planning – It is a non-surgical, more invasive tooth procedure that involves deep cleaning of gums, gum lines, and other supporting structures of the teeth. If you suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis, you should go for scaling and root planning dental cleaning. The process involves smoothing out the tooth root’s surface and removing any tartar and plaque that exists. The process takes several visits to the dentist for a thorough cleaning.
- Gross debridement- if you have not visited the dentist in several years, there is likely a vast amount of plaque and tartar built up between your teeth, on the surface, and in gums. Therefore your teeth will need a deep cleaning. This is where gross debridement comes in. However, gross debridement is not for everyone, even if you have never visited the dentist. Your dentist will perform an oral examination, and after that, he will decide.
- Periodontal maintenance – this is routine maintenance for an individual who suffers from severe oral concerns. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, your doctor will recommend this procedure. The process involves several visits to the dentist.
General dentists can carry out this procedure in their dental practices using a local anesthetic for simple extractions. Surgical dental extraction might require an oral surgeon, depending on the complexity of the treatment. At McClane Dentistry in Stuart, we can easily handle the tooth extraction process in our office.