Dental Deep Cleaning Gum Disease Treatment
Our Gentle, Holistic Approach to Dental Deep Cleanings
Dental deep cleanings, also known as scaling or planing treatments, have a scary reputation. Even the name might make you feel a little nervous. However, a deep cleaning is one of the best ways to reverse gum disease, especially when it is detected early during a holistic dental exam.
Regular Cleaning or Deep Cleaning?
I recommend every patient receive 2 regular cleanings every year as part of their bi-annual dental exams. These cleanings remove tartar and plaque on the surface of the teeth and a great way to deter decay but aren’t used to treat gum disease.
As part of your regular cleaning and dental exam, your gums will be measured, a test for gum recession and disease.
If there are signs of gum disease, a dental deep cleaning or other periodontal treatment may be recommended. A deep teeth cleaning should be done as soon as needed because it will you keep your teeth longer.
I’ll help you understand the treatments available to you and we’ll find a solution that is right for you!
Dr. Patel, San Francisco’s leading holistic dentist
Regular Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning
|Regular Cleaning||Deep Teeth Cleaning|
|Fights & Reverses Gum Disease|
|Removes Plaque & Tartar Below the Gumline|
|Prevents Tissue & Bone Loss|
Our Innovative Approach to Deep Cleanings
Thorough Exams Catch Gum Disease Early
Twice yearly dental exams allow us to catch gum disease in the earliest stages. We try to minimize the chances you’ll need a dental deep cleaning at all.
High-Tech Ultrasonic Tools Work Wonders
Unlike other dentists who may use manual cleaning tools, our dentists and hygienists use ultrasonic cleaning tools that oxygenate, clean deeper and are less invasive.
Spa-Like Amenities Eliminate Anxiety
Aromatherapy, noise-cancelling headphones, and our other amenities help you relax before, during, and after your deep teeth cleaning.
“Dr. Patel was so patient, soothing, empathetic and kind to me. She went way beyond any dentist I’ve ever met in my life in how her and her staff took care of me.”
– Kathryn S.
Visit Our San Francisco Dentist Office
Our modern dental office in Union Square is the first of its kind in San Francisco. You’ll find environmentally sustainable features and the latest technology throughout our space– including the furniture in the waiting room.
We believe that when our patients are comfortable they are less anxious and their deep teeth cleaning treatments produce better results. That’s why we take pride in offering spa-like amenities, including:
- Warm blankets and neck wraps
- Essential oils & crystal healing
- Noise-cancelling headphones
Visit Our San Francisco Dental Office
Address: 360 Post St Ste 704, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 433-0119
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment.
“Not only is Dr. Patel a gentle and efficient dentist, she also extends warmth and personal attention to each patient.”
– Marissa B.
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We’re always accepting new patients. Our friendly and caring general dentist and staff can’t wait to meet you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does a Deep Cleaning Take?
Depending on how much plaque and tartar need to be removed, your dental deep cleaning may be completed in as little as a single appointment (lasting about 90 minutes). In some cases we may recommend 2 appointments about 2-3 weeks apart for best results.
I Brush and Floss! Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning?
Gum disease and gum recession aren’t always the result of poor brushing habits. Genetics and some illnesses can make your body more susceptible to gum disease. Common causes include hypertension medication and hormonal changes.
Don’t blame yourself!
Will I Need Antibiotics After My Deep Cleaning?
By using high-tech ultrasonic cleaning tools and a diode laser we can minimize bleeding and complications from your deep cleaning. This means that in many cases you won’t need antibiotics after your deep cleaning. However every case is unique and Dr. Patel will talk to you about whether antibiotics are right for you.
How Serious is Gum Disease?
Many people don’t realize this but gum disease can lead to serious complications including serious infections and damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw. There’s even research showing that heart disease and diabetes may be linked to untreated gum disease. Infection that enters the body through the gums can easily spread throughout your body.
The good news is that gum disease is easily treated! Early detection and a deep cleaning may be all that are needed to stop gum disease in its tracks.