Teeth Cleaning To Make Your Smile Bright Again.
Teeth cleanings from the dental office of Dr. Jason Dittberner, DDS, PC are critical for the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay. Even if you brush and floss at home regularly, it’s important to see a dental hygienist for a deep teeth cleaning every 6 months.
Using advanced techniques and professional-grade cleaning tools, our Flagstaff hygienist at the office of Dr. Jason Dittberner will remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial buildup on your teeth and gums. This prevents tooth decay and the progression of periodontal disease.
So schedule a deep teeth cleaning at our Flagstaff office today. Call us at (928) 773-7900 to get started, or keep reading to learn more about deep teeth cleanings.
What Does A Deep Teeth Cleaning Procedure Involve?
Deep teeth cleanings are typically more intense than standard 6-month dental hygiene appointments, and may require 2 appointments. Usually, a deep teeth cleaning is only required if you have gingivitis or another form of periodontal disease. Here’s what you can expect from the procedure.
First, Dr. Dittberner will numb the affected area of your gums. Then, he will begin the deep cleaning process by removing tartar and plaque from your gums. This is known as scaling and root planing.
Using a dental scaler, Dr. Dittberner scrapes away tartar and plaque from the gumline, removing it permanently and preventing it from further contributing to periodontal disease.
If plaque and tartar are present on the roots of your teeth, root planing will be required. Root planing removes tartar and plaque from the roots, and smooths out the roughened spaces in which bacteria tends to collect. This helps eliminate infection and prevents it from recurring.
Finally, Dr. Dittberner may apply antimicrobial agents to your gums, which will help destroy any remaining bacteria, and prevent recurrence of infection. After this, your procedure is complete.
How Long Does A Teeth Cleaning Take?
A standard teeth cleaning and oral exam usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. If Dr. Dittberner requires x-rays to be taken of your mouth, or detects any potential oral health issues, the procedure may take longer.
A deep teeth cleaning usually takes 1-2 hours, but may take longer if you are suffering from a more advanced stage of periodontal disease. You can opt to have the entire procedure performed at once, or spread throughout multiple appointments.
In addition, after a deep teeth cleaning, you’ll need to schedule a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Dittberner can confirm that your periodontal disease has been eliminated.
How Much Does A Teeth Cleaning Cost?
A standard, 6-month teeth cleaning and oral exam usually costs around $80-100. New patients may have to pay more, and if x-rays are required, the price may also increase.
A deep teeth cleaning is usually around $200-$800. The price varies based on how many teeth must be treated, and how many appointments you require to complete your deep teeth cleaning. If you are using insurance, you will want to contact us before coming in, to see if your insurance will cover it.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?
Whether you need a standard 6-month teeth cleaning or a deep cleaning procedure, teeth cleaning at the office of Dr. Jason Dittberner has a variety of benefits.
- Prevent gum disease and tooth decay – Dental hygienists can eliminate hard-to-clean plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This reduces your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
- Save money with early detection – If you get regular 6-month checkups, Dr. Dittberner can identify issues like tooth decay quickly. This means that you can treat issues like tooth decay with an inexpensive filling, instead of requiring a more expensive procedure such as a root canal or dental implants.
- Remove some surface stains – Using abrasive toothpaste, your dental hygienist will clean your teeth thoroughly. This process can actually remove some surface stains, giving you a brighter smile.
- Regular oral exams can help identify potential health issues – During your teeth cleaning, Dr. Dittberner will examine your mouth for potential health issues. These can include tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer, among dozens of others. This helps you identify potential problems and treat them before they become serious.
Need A Teeth Cleaning In Flagstaff? Come To Our Dental Office Today!
If you’re interested in a teeth cleaning, and you need a Flagstaff general dentist, come to the dental office Dr. Jason Dittberner today.
Whether you require a new general dentist for regular 6-month checkups, or you suspect you may need a deep cleaning to treat periodontitis, we can help!