Deep cleanings in Murphy are a procedure that we recommend to patients who have gum infection or gum disease. It allows us to remove bacterial buildup from infected soft tissue. Deep cleanings usually involve more than one dental visit to treat individual parts of the mouth at a time, while basic dental cleanings can be done in one dental visit.
Often, deep cleaning is the start of the periodontal or gum treatment in Murphy and continues for a year or more.
After the first deep cleaning, we see patients every 3 to 4 months.
The Difference Between Basic Cleanings and Deep Cleanings
Deep cleanings get rid of bacterial buildup from infected gum tissue. Routine dental cleanings remove bacterial buildup from healthy gums.
We may need to administer a local anesthetic during a deep cleaning to keep patients comfortable. The anesthetic numbs the mouth and gums so patients don't feel any discomfort.
Since deep cleanings are more involved, we use specific dental tools like dental lasers to sterilize the gums and allow the mouth to heal.
Practice Healthy At-Home Oral Habits
Dental neglect is the main reason why deep cleanings become necessary, which is why we always advocate for patients to brush and floss every day—no matter how tired you are at the end of the day.