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Dental Cleaning Services At Coons Family Dental

You Deserve Bright & Sparkling Teeth 

If you feel your teeth do not shine quite like they used to, maybe it’s time you pay a visit to the dentist. A dental cleaning is a preventive treatment to clean your teeth of bacteria and buildup as well as an examination of your mouth for any potential problems. 

Our dental cleanings are exceptional and our patients are always satisfied with their refreshingly clean teeth. Dentists and dental hygienists require special skills and a gentle hand for scaling, polishing, and removing plaque and tartar from teeth to prevent gum disease. 

At Coons Family Dental our team offers the best dental cleaning services in Folsom, CA. 

Preventative Healthcare

Prophylaxis, or a preventative dental cleaning, can be performed during a regular dental visit. If the condition of your teeth and gum disease are severe, then you may need to schedule additional appointments for other treatment. After an oral exam from a dentist, a dental hygienist will clean your teeth.

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Good dental care at home is important but it is not enough; there is a reason why dentists always advise for regular dental check ups. You may not know this, but there are bacteria and germs already damaging  your teeth and gums without intervention. Our dentists can diagnose problems like decay and gum disease.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is sometimes called deep cleaning. It is a recommended procedure by our dental hygienists for treating severe gum disease called periodontitis.

You may have been very committed to brushing and flossing, but tiny bacteria always find a place to hide, especially below the gums. In that case a more advanced and detailed cleaning is required because harmful bacteria have already colonized around your teeth and under your gums causing a serious gum disease known as periodontitis. This usually happens in the gaps where your brush or floss can not reach. 

The effects of these germs are severe and can ultimately lead to bone loss around the teeth and eventual tooth loss. Our specialized hygienists provide scaling and root planing to remove excessive harmful bacteria beneath the gum line which helps the gums to reattach to the root of the tooth in a healthy way.

You may feel mild swelling or discomfort after scaling and root planing, but it will reside quickly. Our dental team will help you find ways to ease the discomfort.

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Why is prophylactic dental treatment important?

A dental cleaning performed by a dental expert has a huge impact on your oral health. This is a cleaning treatment to prevent the development of periodontal disease.

What question should I ask the dentist during my cleaning?

The sole purpose of a dental cleaning and exam is to identify the potential presence of disease and perform a dental cleaning to remove bacteria and stains from the tooth and gum surface. You need to ask the dentist how to improve your oral health, the condition of your tooth and gums, the alignment of your teeth, how to save your existing teeth and replace missing teeth, as well as any optional treatments such as tooth whitening.

Will I experience any negative effects of scaling and root planing?

Your gums may swell or bleed as a consequence of dental work, but it’s just the healing process. After scaling and root planing, you may feel discomfort and sensitivity around your teeth for a few days. It’s normal, and you don’t need to be worried about it.

How long does scaling and polishing last?

No two patients are the same and the length of the effects of scaling and polishing are different for everyone. However, you should go to the dentist every three, four, or six months for a cleaning that includes scaling and polishing. Those who are vulnerable to faster plaque build-up may have to have dental cleanings as frequently as every 3 months.