Professional cleaning above and below the gum line.
- 1 hr1 hour
- Per insurancePer insurance
- Location 1
Periodontal maintenance (deep cleaning) is very similar to regular cleanings, but it does have its differences. For one, you’ll probably need these appointments more often; you’ll need to return every three or four months. Also, regular cleanings are done as preventative care, while periodontal maintenance takes care of existing problems with your oral health. When you go for periodontal maintenance, the hygienist will remove tartar just like with a regular cleaning. They’ll get in between your teeth and down to your gums. This is known as scaling and root planing. In addition, they’ll examine the pockets of your gums. If they see any infection or inflammation in these pockets, then the dental hygienist will flush the area with antiseptic to help with disinfection and controlling the infection or inflammation.