Deep Teeth Cleaning for a healthy Smile in Savage, MN

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Scaling and Root Planing

Along with maintaining good dental health habits throughout the year, it is also important to have your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis. During these standard cleanings, your dentist will check your teeth, cheeks, gums, and tongue and jawbone to see if there are any signs of decay or damage.

Deep teeth cleaning (also referred to as scaling and root planning) is a process that occurs when your dentist performs these standard procedures and determines that they must perform cleaning interventions that extend beyond just your crowns. If your dentist has scheduled a deep teeth cleaning procedure, that means they will need to go below your gum line in order to remove debris and bacteria as well as tartar and plague that has collected there. Performing this intervention will allow your gums to begin to heal. If your gums bleed or you have bad breath you may be a candidate for deep cleaning. Also know that this often takes 2 appointments, not one.

Nearly all patients are candidates for deep teeth cleaning. At Cherrywood Dental Care, there is nothing we love more than watching our patients discover a brilliant new smile. If you feel this procedure may be right for you, please contact our staff to schedule an appointment. Our clinic is proud to provide the comprehensive care you need to improve your dental health and is committed to returning even the most damaged mouths back to full health.

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Deep teeth cleaning can usually be taken care of in one dental appointment. First, your dentist or hygienist will view your gums with a special probing tool. This inspection will allow your dentist to determine if you have developed periodontal disease. If the dentist determines that the disease is significant enough, they may suggest a local anesthetic to help alleviate any pain. Next, the dentist will begin the scaling process, which involves the removal of tartar and plaque from the tooth’s surface. The dentist will the smooth the root of your tooth (root planing) and remove unnecessary surface cementum and dentin. Occasionally, they will also use antibiotics to assist with the healing and to avoid a future inspection.


Patients who receive a deep cleaning often do so because they are experiencing the following:

  • Bleeding or Inflamed Gums
  • Halitosis Bad Breath
  • Swollen or Tender Gums
  • Gum Discoloration

Keep in mind that the longer you allow gum disease to develop, the more damage it can cause. If gum disease isn’t treated, it can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Gum disease should be taken seriously—as should any suggestions from your dentist to undergo a scaling and root planing procedure.

It is also extremely important to see a dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Your regular visit to the dentist should be at least twice a year. This will help you to avoid a deep teeth cleaning/scaling and root planning.

The Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

The benefits of having a deep teeth cleaning are substantial, but the most important reason to do so is because a deep cleaning will stop periodontal disease. Gum disease, which often starts with inflammation and bleeding of the gums can worsen quickly. If left untreated, a patient may experience significant tooth decay, which can result in the loss of a tooth or teeth. This gum disease can also affect other areas of your body, placing you at increased risk for heart disease and respiratory issues.

Along with helping to stop and counteract these issues, gum disease can also cause bad breath, which can instantly be improved following a deep cleaning.

If you have been experiencing any of the issues stated above, please contact our staff today to see if a deep teeth cleaning is right for you.


While you will not have to restrict your diet or eating habits following the deep cleaning procedure, it is important to remember that the primary reason people have a deep cleaning schedule is because they have not been practicing good oral hygiene habits. Continue practicing good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily and continue scheduling dentist appointments every six months. If you continue to take good care of your teeth, your teeth will continue to take good care of you.

Associated Costs

Like most dental procedures, what is covered by your insurance depends on your individual insurance plan. Still, most insurance plans cover deep teeth cleaning procedures. Keep in mind that your insurance plan may not cover 100% of the costs, so be prepared to pay some of the costs out of pocket. If you do not currently have dental coverage or would like to discuss payment options, please contact our staff to see what
opportunities may be available.

High Quality Care You Can Trust

Undergoing any dental procedure can be a nerve wracking experience, but finding a dentist that understands your needs can make all the difference in the world. At Cherrywood Dental, we are committed to providing you with top notch care using state-of-the art technology. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss the deep cleaning procedure with our knowledgeable staff, please let us know. Our team is here to ensure that all your dental needs are met.

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Having a deep teeth cleaning procedure can significantly impact and improve the lives of those with damaged teeth. Scheduling an appointment for deep teeth cleaning is the first step towards being confident in your smile once again. We are here to help you begin your journey towards the perfect smile! Please contact us to set up an appointment for Deep teeth cleaning at (952) 440-9303.

At Cherrywood Dental, we are passionate about your smile and committed to providing you with the quality care you need!