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Below are some brief descriptions- and videos- of the some of the procedures we offer at Piedmont Family Dentistry. For financial questions, please visit our Payment Options section- though all of the services are included in our Dental Discount Program. If you have a question or would like to know what kind of treatment would work for you or your family, call us at (704) 225-8555 or contact us online.
"Deep" Cleanings (Scaling and Root Planing)
Otherwise known as a Scaling and Root Planning, deep cleanings are just like a regular cleanings, only more thorough. While a "simple" cleaning such as what you would receive during a routine Dental Checkup is sufficient in most cases, sometimes it simply is not enough- particularly with patients who suffer from Gum Disease or Periodontitis.
Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes and up to four visits for Deep Cleaning Therapy.
What exactly is a 'deep' cleaning? At my last dental visit, my Dentist told me that I would need a 'deep' cleaning- She even suggested that I would need at least four visits to complete it!
If your Dentist or Hygienist recommended a deep cleaning, that means that you have some form of gum disease, otherwise known as periodontitis.
Research now shows that gum disease can be symptomatic or even contribute to more systemic diseases including diabetes and heart disease- and current treatment regiments reflect the seriousness of the diagnosis. Though the severity of gum disease can only be ascertained by a dental examination, look out for these warning signs:
Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing,
Visible accumulation of plaque or tartar
These symptoms can indicate the presence of periodontitis.