Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep Teeth Cleaning Chapel Hill NC

Periodontal disease is often treated with a thorough cleaning that may involve scaling or root planing. These non-surgical techniques aim to eliminate the etiologic agents that lead to gingival inflammation and disease, such as tooth plaque and calculus. A stand-alone therapy or a prophylactic intervention can both be employed with scaling and root planning. They are frequently carried out in cases of moderate to severe periodontal disease and gingivitis.

What Do the Procedures Entail?

After a thorough inspection of the mouth, which may include taking x-rays and visually inspecting the mouth, Dr. Lehmann will only suggest scaling and root planing.


Scaling involves removing calculus and plaque that has adhered to the tooth surfaces. The procedure focuses particularly on the region along the root that is below the gum line. An ultrasonic scaling tool is a specialized dental instrument used for scaling. An irrigation procedure that can be utilized to inject an antibiotic chemical below the gum line in order to assist eliminate oral bacteria is typically included with the scaling equipment.

Root Planing

Root planing is done to get rid of cementum and surface dentin that has tartar, poisons, and unwelcome bacteria trapped in it. A literal smoothing of the tooth’s root encourages healing and also helps avoid further bacterial colonization.

To assist reduce the growth of bacteria that produce toxins and cause periodontitis, antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be advised. I

It is challenging to completely eliminate plaque and tartar when there are significant spaces between the teeth and gums. Patients are rarely, if ever, able to keep these pockets clean and plaque-free. In order to restore periodontal health, surgery or laser therapy may be required.

With frequent follow-up visits, periodontal disease must be maintained continuously.

Worried About Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease can be treated or prevented by scaling and root planning. To make an appointment, get in touch with us.

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Dental Anxiety and Phobia


Up to 75% of Americans have some level of dental phobia, and 20% choose not to get their teeth cleaned as a result. We want you to know that our top goal is making you feel safe and at ease while visiting our office. Dental phobias and anxieties can manifest in many different ways, and each person has different fears. Dental anxiety can range from minor to serious, and it frequently manifests as a generalized feeling of fear and dread when anticipating a forthcoming surgery.