Gums- FAQ

Q: I don't have any gum disease or any gum problems. Do I still have to do office cleanings?
A: Dental cleaning is prophylactic procedure. No matter how good you brush your teeth at home, there some areas which you may miss. Regular office cleanings will help you maintain your healthy gums and will prevent you from getting the gum disease.

Q: I came for the regular cleaning and doctor told me I need to get deep cleaning. What's the difference?

A: The regular cleaning or prophylaxis is performed on the healthy gums and is the preventative measure. It's done on the patients with healthy gums and with very little pockets. If there are signs of the gum disease and you have periodontal pockets the Scaling and Root Planing procedure or deep cleaning procedure is indicated.

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