Most of our patients are familiar with each step in their regular, six month cleanings. In short, a hygienist thoroughly polishes and flosses your teeth, then one of our dentists performs a visual examination. If no sign of any health issue is found, you will leave our practice feeling fresh and clean. So how does a deep cleaning go beyond that?
What is a Deep Cleaning?
Deep cleanings are typically reserved for patients who suffer from gum disease. A deep cleaning carefully removes the hardened plaque on and below your gum line. This is called scaling. We then smooth the surface of your teeth through root planing. This allows your gums to reattach to your teeth without pockets for disease to settle in. We often provide a small dose of local anesthetic to help your tolerate this process. Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of a deep cleaning for your oral health!
At Reimels, Miller, Paterra Dentistry our patients health and safety is our top priority.
Our team has been monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We are following the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control, NC State Dental Board, and ADA to maintain a healthy environment. Based on their recommendations at this time, beginning 03/18/20 we will be closed for a minimum of two weeks or until further notice. If you have a dental emergency please call Charlotte Emergency Dental at (704) 525-3939 or email them at CharlotteEmergencyDental@gmail.com. We will be using this time to better our practice and continue to improve all aspects of patient care. Thank you for understanding during this time, stay safe and healthy.