If your last dental cleaning has been more than a year ago, you may require additional periodontal scaling or cleaning of the tooth below your gum line. Tartar deposits commonly develop in these difficult-to-reach areas and can cause tooth decay or periodontal disease if left unchecked.
If these conditions already exist, our professional hygienists can use advanced tools and dental technology, including ultrasonic technology, to take care of these deposits and treat any damage they may have created in your teeth or surrounding gum tissues.
In some cases, the roots of your teeth may also require planing or a fine scaling. This means that the texture of your tooth was made rough as a result of the cleaning process and it needs to be made smooth again so your gum tissue will better attach itself and allow your mouth to properly heal. To ensure your maximum comfort during these treatments, our hygienists can administer a helpful local anesthetic.