Deep Cleaning Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Center

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

When you have gum disease, a routine tooth cleaning isn't enough to get into all the nooks and crannies left exposed by gum recession. The team at Willow Glen Dental Center in San Jose, California, offers deep cleaning, a comprehensive treatment that ensures every part of the tooth — above and below the gumline — receives professional attention. Call the practice or request an appointment through this website and tackle gum disease today.

Deep Cleaning Q & A

What is a dental deep cleaning treatment?

Everyone knows the importance of brushing and flossing twice a day. Daily tooth care removes the plaque that collects on your teeth. However, regular brushing won't get rid of stuck-on plaque and tartar, and it doesn't allow you to get into hard-to-reach places, such as between teeth or below the gumline.

When performing a deep cleaning treatment, your provider uses specialized tools and techniques to thoroughly clean the places you may miss in your everyday cleaning. This simple but effective procedure helps prevent plaque and tartar from accumulating, causing serious problems.

What happens during a deep cleaning?

Dental deep cleaning involves two parts: gum scaling and root planing.

Gum scaling

Your provider removes any plaque or tartar that has accumulated above and below the gumline.

Root planing

Your provider smoothes the tooth roots so that the gum can reattach to the tooth.

Deep cleaning is a comprehensive procedure. Some people experience sensitivity, mild gum swelling, and even bleeding for a day or two afterward.

How do I know if I need a dental deep cleaning treatment?

A dental deep clean isn't necessary for everyone. Willow Glen Dental Center typically recommends a deep clean if you have extensive gum disease.

Your provider X-rays your mouth and takes pocket depth measurements — measurements that determine whether your gums have started to pull away from your teeth — to decide whether you need a deep clean.

What are the benefits of a deep cleaning treatment?

Hardened plaque and tartar are almost impossible to remove with over-the-counter tooth cleaning tools. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease if ignored. Willow Glen Dental Center offers professional deep cleaning treatments to patients with gum disease. The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Protection of the teeth roots
  • Thorough cleaning below the gumline
  • Elimination of bad breath caused by gum disease
  • Slowing or cessation of gum disease progression
  • Treatment of gum infection

If gum disease goes untreated, it can lead to infection, loose teeth, and tooth, tissue, and jawbone loss. Speak to your provider at Willow Glen Dental Center to see if you're a candidate for deep cleaning.

A professional deep cleaning from the team at Willow Glen Dental Center supports your tooth and gum health, reduces the risk of gum disease and infection, and helps maintain a beautiful smile. Call the practice today to make a booking, or click Request Appointment.