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Freshen Up Your Smile and Your Health with Deep Cleaning

  • Fresher Breath: Deep cleaning removes plaque and bacteria buildup, leading to fresher breath and enhanced oral hygiene throughout the day.
  • Prevents Gum Disease: By effectively removing tartar and bacteria from below the gum line, deep cleaning helps prevent gum disease, reducing the risk of painful infections and tooth loss.
  • Long-Term Cost Savings: Investing in deep cleaning can save money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive and expensive dental treatments down the line.
  • Deep Cleaning for Healthy Gums

    Scaling and Root Planing
    Learn about the basics of dental deep cleaning, a thorough procedure to remove plaque and tartar buildup for healthier gums.
    Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a common dental procedure used to treat periodontal (gum) disease. It involves cleaning the surfaces of the teeth and their roots below the gumline to remove plaque, tartar (calculus), and bacterial toxins that have accumulated and caused inflammation and infection.
    Scaling and root planing is typically the first line of treatment for mild to moderate cases of gum disease. In more severe cases, additional procedures such as periodontal surgery may be necessary to restore gum health and prevent tooth loss. Early detection and treatment of gum disease are crucial for preventing its progression and preserving oral health.
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    Why Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) is Essential for Oral Health

    Discover the advantages of deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) for healthier gums and brighter smiles.

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    Deep Cleaning Your Smile: What to Expect During Scaling and Root Planing
    Get a healthy smile with deep cleaning! Learn about scaling and root planing, essential procedures for gum disease treatment.

    1

    Initial Assessment

    Before the deep cleaning procedure, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This may involve taking X-rays to assess the extent of gum disease and to determine the presence of any underlying issues.

    2

    Local Anesthesia

    Depending on the severity of the gum disease and the patient's comfort level, local anesthesia may be administered to numb the area being treated. This ensures that the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.

    3

    Scaling

    The dentist or dental hygienist will use specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the surface of the teeth and below the gumline. This process is known as scaling and is essential for eliminating bacteria and toxins that contribute to gum disease.

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    Root Planing

    Once the teeth are scaled, the roots are smoothed out or planed. This helps to remove any rough spots on the roots of the teeth where bacteria can easily accumulate. Smoothing the roots also promotes the reattachment of the gums to the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets and preventing further progression of gum disease.

    5

    Antibacterial Rinse

    Following scaling and root planing, the dentist may irrigate the gum pockets with an antibacterial rinse to further disinfect the area and remove any remaining debris.

    6

    Follow-Up Care

    After the deep cleaning procedure, the dentist will provide instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums at home. This may include recommendations for proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes or other adjunctive treatments.

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    Monitoring and Maintenance

    Patients who undergo scaling and root planing will typically need to schedule follow-up appointments for periodontal maintenance. This involves regular cleanings and check-ups to monitor the health of the gums and prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

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    Show the best version of your smile – be proactive! Book your regular teeth cleaning with us today and experience the power of prevention. Let’s work together to keep your oral health in check and have something to really smile about. Don’t wait: make an appointment for a teeth cleaning now and start feeling great!
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Curious about deep cleaning (scaling and root planing)? Our FAQs cover everything from procedure details to aftercare tips, ensuring you’re informed and confident about your dental health journey.
    What is deep cleaning (scaling and root planing)?
    Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-surgical procedure aimed at removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline. This thorough cleaning helps in preventing and treating gum disease, promoting healthier gums and teeth.
    If you have gum disease or if your dentist identifies signs of periodontal issues during your regular check-up, they may recommend deep cleaning. This procedure is vital for removing built-up plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach, preventing further gum damage and tooth loss.
    While you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during and after the procedure, our team at Premier Dental Associates prioritizes your comfort. We utilize local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring a more comfortable experience. After the procedure, any discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
    The duration of a deep cleaning appointment can vary depending on the extent of cleaning needed and the condition of your gums. Generally, it can take one to two hours per quadrant of your mouth. Our experienced team at Premier Dental Associates works efficiently to minimize the time spent in the chair while ensuring thorough cleaning.
    During the procedure, our skilled hygienists use specialized instruments to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline. This process may involve scaling to remove tartar and rough spots on the tooth roots and root planing to smooth the root surfaces, promoting gum reattachment and healing.
    Many dental insurance plans cover deep cleaning procedures, especially if they are deemed necessary for treating gum disease. However, coverage can vary depending on your specific insurance policy. Our team at Premier Dental Associates can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and maximizing your coverage for deep cleaning treatment.
    The frequency of deep cleaning depends on the severity of your gum disease and your individual oral health needs. For most patients, a deep cleaning may be recommended every six months to one year as part of a comprehensive periodontal maintenance plan. Our team will assess your condition and recommend a personalized treatment schedule.
    Deep cleaning is a safe and effective procedure when performed by trained professionals like those at Premier Dental Associates. However, as with any dental procedure, there are potential risks, such as temporary tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or rare complications. Our team takes every precaution to minimize risks and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the process.
    Yes, you can generally resume normal activities immediately after a deep cleaning procedure. However, you may experience some minor discomfort or sensitivity for a few days, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices and follow any post-procedure instructions provided by our team at Premier Dental Associates.
    Following a deep cleaning, it’s crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using antimicrobial mouthwash as recommended by our team. Additionally, attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Premier Dental Associates will help monitor your oral health and prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

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    Rita Kutsikovich DDS, MSH
    Dr. Rita Kutsikovich, DDS, MPH., is a specialist in the field of prosthodontics and offers a wide array of services and treatments in specialized dentistry. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate training and immediately advanced to Dental School at the Medical College of Virginia, completed the four year doctoral degree program in 2001, and became a licensed dentist.
    She went on to pursue additional specialized education for three more years and graduated in 2004 from University of Pittsburgh with Masters Degree in Public health and Certificate in Prosthodontics. During those three years she has also managed to earn her Diplomate Status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists , DICOI (www.icoi.org to find out more about the requirements to earn the status of DICOI). Her rigorous training enabled her with the expertise to provide comprehensive, complex treatments for patients.

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    3 weeks ago
    Deborah DeGrange
    Loved getting my teeth cleaned & the hygentist was very informative and helpful. She helped me plan out future plans for my dental care in conjuncture with my insurance coverage.
    3 weeks ago
    Sharon Decker
    This was my first visit to Premier Dental and I was very happy from the minute I checked in until I left. Everyone took the time to explain things and that they truly care about you. Very caring and warm atmosphere in this office. I would definitely recommend them.
    1 month ago
    Juan Dornel
    Thank you Dr Rita and staff for your incredible professionalism and support! My Invisalign journey was nothing short of your continuous and diligent care and help. I am so happy with my new smile! My whole family only trusts you with their dental care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    3 months ago
    kim wynn
    My first visit at Premier Dental Associates Inc, in one word was "AMAZING". Starting from my appointment confirmation, to the warm inviting greeting of the team, to the Dental Technicians professional care and finally to my doctor. The wholistic consultation for my problem to providing me with various solutions was very enlightening. The best part, was feeling confident in knowing I am being provided with quality service from a team that looks at providing me with Quality Results. Thank you so much.
    3 months ago
    Warren Serrani
    I’ve been seeing Dr. Rita for the past 9 years - everything from general teeth cleanings to most recently my Invisalign treatment! Her knowledge and care has made such a difference in both my life and my smile. 🙂 The staff is a true highlight of this office & always make me feel so welcomed and cared for. Everyone from Cindy and Erica at the front desk, to all of the wonderful hygienists who have worked on me over the years. I can’t imagine doing anywhere else for all my dental needs.
    4 months ago
    Oksana Zvereva
    I wanted to thank Dr Rita and all of her amazing staff for treating my parents with the outmost love and respect! My father needed a lot of specialized care that only Dr Rita was able to provide. Unfortunately, chemo therapy did a lot of damage and he could not eat everything he wanted and was loosing his confidence. Dr Rita’s office welcomed him as their own family and gave him back what cancer had taken away. I can never thank Dr Rita and her staff enough for all their professionalism and kind hearts!
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    Show the best version of your smile – be proactive! Book your regular teeth cleaning with us today and experience the power of prevention. Let’s work together to keep your oral health in check and have something to really smile about. Don’t wait: make an appointment for a teeth cleaning now and start feeling great!
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