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Professional Teeth Cleaning Root Scaling Planing

Professional teeth cleaning Chicago is available from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Ill and if you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned, you may need to schedule an appointment for a deep cleaning.

A deep professional cleaning, referred to as Root Scaling and planing in the dental world, will get rid of the plaque and tartar that has formed on the surface of your teeth and between your teeth and gums. Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois will assess the situation when you come in for a checkup to determine if you will require a professional teeth cleaning or root scaling and planing.

A deep professional dental cleaning is much different from a regular cleaning, which focuses on the tooth’s surfaces and between your teeth that are above your gumline. Root planing and scaling gets rid of the calculus or tartar, debris and bacteria that is underneath the gum line. The tartar cannot be removed with brushing or flossing and must be taken care of by a dentist. If left untreated the infection that can occur from the inflammation could result in bone loss, lose teeth and eventual tooth loss.

What Happens During a Professional Teeth Cleaning

During your visit, Dr. Gilmor will usually administer an anesthetic to numb the area. Working carefully under your gum line, Dr. Gilmor and the Glen Dental team will clean away the debris and calculus known as scaling. Once the scaling has been completed, the area will be shaped or planed giving your teeth a smooth surface, which helps to discourage plaque and bacteria growth.

Recovering from a deep professional dental cleaning is quite simple and usually only takes a day or two. Dr. Gilmor may recommend antibiotics or non-prescription pain reliever for any tenderness, swelling, or discomfort that you may experience.

If you haven’t had a regular or professional dental cleaning in some time, call or click and schedule a dental appointment with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Ill today.