Family Dentistry

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Introduction to Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep teeth cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a specialized dental procedure offered at Houston Dental Oasis designed to treat and prevent periodontal disease. This detailed cleaning goes beyond regular dental cleanings by targeting the roots beneath the gum line.

Why Choose Houston Dental Oasis?

At Houston Dental Oasis, our dedicated dental professionals use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the most effective deep cleaning treatment, tailored to your individual needs.

What is Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Definition and Purpose

Deep teeth cleaning involves the removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, reaching down to the roots where bacteria can cause serious gum disease and damage.

How It Differs from Regular Cleaning

Unlike regular cleanings that focus primarily on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth, deep cleaning involves scaling and root planing, which are crucial for restoring gum health.

The Deep Cleaning Process


The process begins with a thorough examination to assess the extent of plaque and tartar buildup and any signs of gum disease.


Our hygienists use specialized tools to gently remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.

Root Planing

This step involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth to help the gums reattach to the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets.

Benefits of Deep Teeth Cleaning

Preventing Gum Disease

Deep cleaning is an effective preventive measure against periodontal disease, helping to stop its progression and maintain healthy gums.

Enhancing Overall Health

Improving oral health through deep cleaning can also benefit your overall health by reducing risks associated with gum disease, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Who Needs Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Identifying Candidates

Individuals with signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or receding gums, are ideal candidates for deep cleaning.

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Factors like smoking, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease, making deep cleaning more necessary.

Aftercare Following Deep Cleaning

Post-Cleaning Care Recommendations

After a deep cleaning, it's important to follow specific care instructions to ensure healing and prevent infection, such as using antiseptic mouthwash and avoiding certain foods.

What to Expect After Treatment

Patients may experience slight discomfort and sensitivity after deep cleaning, but these symptoms typically subside within a week.

Common Myths and Misconceptions

Clarifying Misunderstandings

Many people believe deep cleaning is painful, but with modern techniques and local anesthesia, discomfort is minimal.

Real Benefits of Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning does more than just clean your teeth; it prevents more serious dental issues and improves your overall dental health.

Advanced Tools and Techniques Used

Ultrasonic Scaling Devices

We use advanced ultrasonic scalers that are more effective and less discomforting than traditional scaling tools.

Laser Technology

For optimal results, our clinic sometimes employs laser technology to remove diseased tissue and promote healing without the need for surgical intervention.

Preparing for Your Deep Cleaning Session

Steps to Take Before Your Appointment

To ensure the best possible results, we recommend patients maintain good oral hygiene and discuss any concerns with their dentist before the procedure.

How to Maximize Your Comfort

Relaxation techniques and proper communication with your hygienist can greatly improve your comfort during the procedure.


What are the signs that I need a deep cleaning?

Signs include bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, and loose teeth.

How often should I get a deep cleaning?

The frequency of deep cleanings depends on your oral health status, but typically once every two years is recommended if you have risk factors for periodontal disease.

Is deep cleaning covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans cover deep cleaning procedures, especially when prescribed by a dentist to treat periodontal disease.

Can deep cleaning cure gum disease?

While it cannot cure periodontal disease, deep cleaning is crucial in managing its progression and alleviating symptoms.

What is the difference between deep cleaning and scaling?

Scaling is part of deep cleaning, specifically aimed at removing tartar from beneath the gumline, while deep cleaning also includes root planing.

What should I do if my gums hurt after deep cleaning?

Minor discomfort is normal; however, if pain persists, contact Houston Dental Oasis for advice and possible follow-up care.

Why Houston Dental Oasis for Your Deep Cleaning Needs

Our Expertise and Dedication to Dental Hygiene

Our team is not only highly skilled in advanced deep cleaning techniques but also deeply committed to ensuring every patient receives personalized, gentle care.

How to Schedule Your Deep Cleaning

To schedule a deep cleaning or learn more about our services, contact Houston Dental Oasis. Our friendly staff will help you take the first step towards a healthier, brighter smile.


We at Houston Dental Oasis invite you to experience the benefits of deep teeth cleaning. Don't wait to take control of your oral health—contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier mouth and body.

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Evening after 6 pm & Saturdays by Appointment.

Monday: 9am-8pm

Tuesday: 9am-6pm

Wednesday: 9am-8pm

Thursday: 8am-6pm

Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-1pm

Sunday: Closed

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