Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
When is Teeth Cleaning necessary?
Patients suffering from bad breath, cavities, and gum disease can all benefit from teeth cleaning and deep cleaning. When patients visit Mangat Dental Center for cavity treatment, fillings, and/or root canal treatment, the tooth is usually prepped by deep cleaning. This ensures the surface of the tooth is clean and ready for further treatment.
Several different factors can cause bad breath. Ranging from stomach problems, a poor diet, to poor habits, most causes are found in the mouth. At our clinic, Dr. Mangat will be able to evaluate the cause of your bad breath and assess which treatment would be best. Generally, if the cause is found to be in the mouth, a teeth cleaning and improved oral hygiene routine will take care of the problem.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues which surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults and, because it is generally painless, most adults do not know they have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque. Poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, genetics, and medications are all factors that can increase your risk of developing gum disease. The early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can usually be eliminated at Mangat Dental Center with a professional deep cleaning, followed by daily brushing and flossing.
If left unattended, gingivitis can advance into periodontitis, which means “inflammation around the tooth”. During this stage, gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. In periodontitis, bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed and tooth loss is likely.
What are the benefits of Teeth Cleaning?
Mangat Dental Center uses advanced techniques for teeth cleaning and deep cleaning to ensure patient comfort and care. Dr. Mangat uses the Waterlase MD all-tissue dental laser for teeth cleaning and cavity preparation. Traditionally, dentists used drills and needles for conventional dentistry, which creates friction, leading to pain. The Waterlase MD, however, is less invasive and reduces the need for anesthetics, thereby reducing patient anxiety and increasing patient comfort. Finally, the Waterlase MD reduces treatment time, ensuring you get the highest quality teeth cleaning as comfortably as possibly and in the least amount of time necessary!
How long does Teeth Cleaning take?
Depending on how much cleaning is required, the time teeth cleaning takes varies. However, teeth cleaning generally takes 45 minutes and can be completed in one visit to our center.