The difference between deep scaling and scaling is the same as the difference between routine cleaning and detailed cleaning. A normal perception of dental care is that our oral health is all about keeping our teeth healthy but we overlook the foundation our teeth stand on. This foundation is our gums, periodontal, or gum diseases can affect our entire well-being. A deep scaling now and then is crucial to keep your gums healthy as they are responsible for your teeth’s strength and longevity.
Is Deep Cleaning the Same as Scaling?
In the case of regular dental checkups, your dentist only cleans your teeth up to the gum line. While doing the deep scaling, they get rid of plaque and tartar from the pocket area below the gum line between teeth and gums. During deep scaling your gum tissues that were softly pushed back, will be smoothed out through root planning.
The goal of Deep Scaling and Scaling
The reason behind routine scaling is to get rid of plaque and tartar stains formed mostly on the inner surfaces of your teeth. Deep scaling followed by root planning focuses on treating gum diseases. Deep scaling and root planning are so far the most efficient non-surgical ways to get rid of gum diseases. You can always consult our dental professionals at Texas Premier Dental to discuss your concerns.
Is Deep Cleaning of Teeth Necessary?
Scaling is recommended for every individual after six months or a year. However, deep scaling is only performed when there is a certain sign of gum disease. Usually, an early-phase gum disease is tackled in a typical scaling session. If the gum disease has worsened, dental professionals combine deep scaling with root planning to form an effective procedure. If deep scaling is ignored at this phase, it can potentially cause gums to pull away from teeth resulting in tooth loss.
A dental scaling procedure is completely painless and requires no oral or IV sedatives. You might only feel a minor discomfort due to the pressure on your teeth and slight bleeding in case the tool reaches the soft tissue of your gum line.
When it comes to deep scaling and root planning, it’s normal to feel anxious and uneasy as it is more complicated than routine scaling. Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic, and you will be conscious throughout the procedure but won’t feel any pain.
Follow Up Procedures
No checkups are required after a dental scaling, but after deep scaling your dentist will ask for a follow-up visit to examine the healing progress of your gums. They will also measure your gum pockets to make sure that your gum tissue has effectively reattached to the planned roots.
There’s no point in putting your oral health at stake, tolerating the issues that happen due to gum disease when there is a procedure like deep scaling and root planning is within your reach. If your gums are healthy, ensure that you religiously visit your dentist for routine scaling, to avoid gum disease.
For further queries, consult our expert team at Texas Premier Dental, dial 281.206.0100 to book an appointment.