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What is a Deep Cleaning?

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If it’s been awhile since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning.

Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease Professional dental cleanings are recommended every 6 months, however, if it’s been awhile since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning.

A typical deep cleaning consists of 2 or 4 appointments, with each treating one half or one quadrant of your mouth. Depending on the needs of the each individual patient, we may incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning – Our specialized dental scaler features a vibrating tip to break up hard plaque and calculus. A pulsing jet of water dislodges material and cleans the tooth surface.
  • Scaling and Root Planing – Harmful build-up is removed from around and below the gumline. Root surfaces are smoothed and made more resistant to plaque.

For a deep cleaning appointments, contact Sansome Dental at (415) 433-9032.

About Dr. Sean Moran

Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native. He received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 at which time he began practicing general dentistry in San Francisco.

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