NEED DEEP CLEANING?
Our Team of dental professionals is here to help you with your deep cleaning.
A regular cleaning scrapes away plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth above the gum line. Alternatively, deep cleaning removes buildup from beneath the gum line. Deep cleaning, a two-part process involves cleaning your teeth to get rid of bacteria that have accumulated overtime.
The first part, scaling, eliminates unwanted bacteria, tartar, and other debris from beneath the gum line, near the root. Root planing smooths the surface of the root to help remove plaque from areas where the tooth is rough. Your dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb the area before beginning the procedure.
The dentist uses a probe, placing it between the tooth and gums. If there is a pocket that measures 4 millimeters or more, then you may have periodontal disease. A pocket harbors bacteria and other substances that can cause inflammation and redness. Other warning signs of disease may be if you notice tender gums, bad breath, or a sensitive tooth.
You may only need a quadrant cleaned or the whole mouth. See your dentist to have them examine your teeth. Getting to the problem early can prevent further dental damage.
The costs of your deep cleaning treatment may usually be covered by your dental insurance plan or extended dental coverage. If you are looking for more information about a specific service and the costs associated, contact one of our representatives for help. Our treatment coordinators can help you come up with an affordable way for you to pay for the oral health services you need. For more savings visit our specials page, sign up for our informational newsletter below, and like our Facebook page.
Don’t worry if you have reached the maximum cap with your insurance provider for the year or do not otherwise have coverage to pay for your dental treatment, there are other options available.
We offer a convenient list of options for making payment arrangements, and we work hard to make many third-party lenders and other types of credit programs available for our patients.
My experience at Houston Cosmetic Dentistry was outstanding. I needed a dentist in the area for a teeth cleaning and regular checkups. Dr. Evan and his staff are friendly and I liked the positive atmosphere.-Eric Banks