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Deep Cleaning Of Teeth Cost And Treatment


Deep cleaning of teeth is often referred to as deep root cleaning or deep root planing. It's an extensive teeth cleaning procedure that focuses on removing the plaque and tartar "build up" on teeth below the gum line. A thorough teeth cleaning of tooth surfaces below the gum line helps to eliminate inflammation, stop tooth decay and prevent periodontal disease. While many don't know that they have plaque under their gum line, the dentist does know! Neglect to follow your dentist's recommendation for deep cleaning teeth can eventually lead to the loss of one or more teeth over time.

The teeth cleaning cost that includes deep root cleaning can be as high as $800 or more at $200 per quadrant (depending on the dentist or hygienist). Typically this procedure is less expensive for those who have access to a discount dental program.

1.  WHO DOES DEEP CLEANING OF TEETH? 

A dental hygenist or a dentist, trained in this specialized field, is in almost every dental office, and will clean or "scale" your teeth to remove the tartar above and below the gum line.

2. DOES DEEP CLEANING HURT? 

For some people, it can be slightly painful, so anaesthesia will be offered. A dentist can numb the gums with a swab and a numbing agent, then inject the anaesthesia into the gum area. Many expect something more harsh and severe when the dentist recommends that the hygienist go below the gum line, but it can feel like a regular teeth cleaning.  

3. WHY GO THROUGH WITH THE DEEP CLEANING PROCEDURE? 

The dentist advises patients to have this done in order to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.

4. HOW IS A DEEP CLEANING OF YOUR TEETH DONE? 

The hygienist does one-quarter of your mouth/teeth usually at one time. To the patient, it is essentially the same as a regular cleaning, but because of cleaning below the gum line, it is done section by section.
 
 

5. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A DEEP TEETH CLEANING? 

Depending on the plaque build up on your teeth, your dentist will recommend how often you need to have it done. One deep teeth cleaning may total four visits to the dentist if he or she recommends that your full mouth should be done. This is because they may only do one quadrant during each visit until all four quadrants are cleaned. After that, you can expect to hear a recommendation for this procedure approximately every three years. An examination by your dentist will show whether or not you need deep teeth cleaning. The most important point is to schedule regular dental visits.
 
Keep in mind that dental insurance usually only allows around $1,000 per year coverage so a deep teeth cleaning like this and a few other dental procedures can often go beyond the annual limit. Considering this, most people see that they don't have much protection from expensive dental costs with just dental insurance alone.

Adding a discount dental plan to supplement dental insurance has become more popular in recent years. Many actually prefer a discount plan over dental insurance and use it exclusively because it costs less and usually includes more. As an example, the top discount dental plan on the market, AmeriPlan Dental® only costs $19.95 a month for the whole household and everyone's included, related or not.

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