Every six months, you visit us for your routine cleaning and exam. Have you or a family member been told that you need a deep cleaning? If so, you’re probably wondering what the difference is and why it has been recommended that you get a deep cleaning.

What Happens at a Routine Dental Visit?

When you visit Dental Wellness Phoenixville every six months for your routine dental cleaning, you spend about an hour in our chair getting a cleaning and exam. This visit is a key part of your preventive dental care. During this time, your hygienist will remove any built up plaque, and they’ll floss and polish the teeth. You’ll also get any X-rays that you may be due for, an oral cancer screening, and a comprehensive exam from Dr. David. Besides providing a thorough cleaning, the exam allows us to spot any dental issues that may have popped up between visits and are ready to be addressed.

What Is a Deep Cleaning?

A dental deep cleaning is also referred to as a periodontal scaling and root planing procedure. This is a service that we provide only to patients who need that extra attention because they have developed some gum disease. If gum disease is allowed to progress, it can be harder to eliminate and eventually can lead to tooth loss. A deep cleaning focuses on the outer portions of the roots, as well as areas below the gum line, with the goal of removing tartar that has accumulated. Depending on the extent of the tartar, we may recommend multiple visits to complete the procedure.

Comprehensive Care in Phoenixville, PA

Here at Dental Wellness of Phoenixville, your long term oral health is our number one priority. Quality preventive care helps our patients avoid more expensive restorative treatments later on. If you visit us every six months, we’ll be able to let you know if your teeth need that extra care. Give us a call to make sure your next visit is on the books.


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