Deep Cleaning

Alegria Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Vallejo, CA

If you experience early signs of gum disease or tooth decay, deep cleaning at Alegria Dental Care reduces your risk of serious oral health problems. General family dentist Alegria Ledda, DMD, and her experienced team offer deep dental cleaning at their Vallejo, California, office. To schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Deep Cleaning Q & A

What is deep cleaning?

Deep cleaning at Alegria Dental Care uses specialized dental instruments and procedures to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth in hard-to-reach areas — including beneath your gum line. 

Your dentist may recommend deep cleaning if you have heavy plaque buildup, tooth decay, or gum disease, to improve your oral health and reduce the risk of complications. 

What are the benefits of deep cleaning?

Some of the main benefits you can experience with deep dental cleaning at Alegria Dental Care include:

  • Less plaque and tartar
  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Reduction in gum disease
  • Less tooth decay
  • Improved oral health 
  • Low risk of complications

Deep dental cleaning reduces your risk of severe tooth decay and gum disease, as well as complications like gum recession and permanent tooth loss, without surgery, pain, or downtime.

Is deep cleaning right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for deep cleaning at Alegria Dental Care, your provider discusses your oral health history and examines your teeth and gums. They take dental X-rays if needed before personalizing an oral health plan that’s right for you.

What does deep cleaning entail?

With deep dental cleaning at Alegria Dental Care, your provider may complete the following procedures:

Scaling

During scaling, your specialist uses specialized dental instruments, an ultrasonic device, or a laser to get rid of hard-to-reach tartar from the surface of teeth and beneath your gum line.

Root planing

Root planing allows your provider to smooth tooth root surfaces and prevent bacteria and tartar buildup linked with gum disease.

Flossing

Your dental provider flosses your teeth during dental cleanings to remove debris, plaque, and tartar from between your teeth.

Preventive treatments

Preventive treatments your dentist may suggest include fluoride treatments and sealants that reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

How can I keep my teeth and gums clean at home?

Adopt good oral hygiene habits at home between deep cleanings. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after meals, floss every day, and limit or avoid sweets and sugar-sweetened drinks like soda, lemonade, and sugar-sweetened sports drinks.

To schedule your next deep cleaning visit at Alegria Dental Care, call the office or book an appointment online today.