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Deep Teeth Cleaning in Whittier

Schedule a deep cleaning to get rid of bad breath, stop gum diseases and save your teeth at Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier.

What are Benefits of a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

  • Halts the Progression of gum disease.
  • Helps Treat Current gum infection.
  • Promotes Healing of the bone and gum.
  • Eliminates Bad Breath.
  • Prevents tooth loss from gum disease.
  • Prevents root canal treatment related to gum disease.
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Dangers Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for the majority of adults in the United States. Gum Disease is an active Infection in your mouth that can cause Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Premature Birth Babies, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Disease and dementia. Many people have gum disease but are not aware of it.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

What is a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

If patient is diagnosed with gum disease, the treatment is a deep teeth cleaning, not a regular cleaning. A deep teeth cleaning removes the calcium buildup, stain, food debris and bacteria under the gum to help the gum and bone to heal. A routine dental cleaning cleans the teeth above the gum and does not treat the gum disease.

The type of cleaning appropriate for you depends on the diagnosis of your gum health. For the dentist to determine what type of cleaning is appropriate for you, dental x-rays must be taken to evaluate the bone level around your teeth. On average, bone level around your teeth should be about 1-2mm below the enamel cap. Signs of significant bone loss around your teeth exceeding 2mm or gingival probing depth of 4-5mm qualifies as periodontitis (gum disease). When a patient is diagnosed as having gum disease, a regular routine cleaning will not address the gum disease condition because a routine cleaning doesn’t reach below the gum. Since deep cleaning requires the dentist to clean below the gum, anesthesia is administered prior to the procedure.

For patients diagnosed with gum disease, a deep teeth cleaning is recommended because this type of cleaning removes the buildup of plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria below the gum on the surface of the roots. Long term progression of Gum disease can cause teeth to move and eventually fall out. Once a patient has been diagnosed with gum disease, the disease condition is not reversible but with deep teeth cleaning and improved oral hygiene, the progression of the gum disease can be slowed down or halted to prevent further loss of the bone around your teeth. Following deep teeth cleaning, the dentist will irrigate the gum with an antibacterial solution to clean out harmful bacteria. It is important to see your dentist for periodontal maintenance to maintain your gum health after a deep teeth cleaning.

SENSITIVITY TO HOT & COLD
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after getting a deep cleaning. The sensitivity will subside and go away with time. Give the tooth some time to heal. If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity.

AVOID: whitening toothpaste, acidic foods like Lemon, cherry, grapefruit.

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Post-Operative Instructions & Home Care

Deep Teeth Cleaning is for patients with “Gum disease” that shows bone loss.  Dental Deep Cleaning is a procedure that requires numbing the patient before removing the bacteria and buildup off the root surface below the gum. Long term progression of Gum disease can cause teeth to move and eventually fall out. After Deep Teeth cleaning, it is important to see your dentist every 3 months for periodontal maintenance to maintain your gum health.

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SENSITIVITY TO HOT & COLD
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after getting a deep teeth cleaning.  The sensitivity will subside and go away with time.  Give the gum some time to heal.  If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity.  

AVOID: whitening toothpaste, acidic foods like Lemon, cherry, grapefruit.

Frequently Asked Questions

A routine cleaning is recommended for patients that do not have gum disease. During routine dental cleaning, the dentist uses a cavitron that vibrates at high frequency to remove tartar, plaque buildup and stains off the teeth above the gum.

A deep cleaning is recommended for patients di gum disease. During deep dental cleaning, the dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gum before using a cavitron to remove tartar, plaque buildup, stains and harmful bacteria below the gum.

A deep cleaning costs about $150-$250 per quadrant, so a full mouth deep cleaning cost about $600-$1,000.

A deep teeth cleaning takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Usually, one side of the mouth is cleaned at each appointment.

Dental deep cleaning does not hurt.  Local anesthesia will be administered by the dentist to numb the gum and teeth before the deep cleaning.

A deep cleaning is more expensive than a routine dental cleaning because it is more invasive and time consuming.  The dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gum before performing the deep cleaning.

Once a patient is diagnosed with gum disease, a deep cleaning is necessary to remove harmful bacteria and buildup below the gum.  A deep cleaning removes the tartar buildup, staining, food debris and bacteria under the gum to help the gum and bone to heal. A routine dental cleaning cleans the teeth above the gum and does not treat the gum disease.

No.  A routine dental cleaning cleans will not remove the harmful bacterial under the gum to treat the gum disease.

Deep cleaning should be done once every 2 years.  After a deep cleaning, patient has to come back every 3 months for periodontal maintenance to remove the harmful bacteria and maintain the health of the bone and gum.

Once the numbness wears off, you can eat right away.

It takes about 1 week for the gums to heal after a deep cleaning. During the healing phase, you may experience some bleeding & swelling of the gums and teeth sensitive. Avoid acidic food and whitening toothpaste that can worsen teeth sensitivity. You can use Sensodyne sensitivity & gum toothpaste to help reduce sensitivity.

Patients experience soreness of the gum and teeth sensitivity after a deep cleaning because the roots and gums are clean and free of tartar and harmful bacteria. It took a while for tartar to build up and cover the roots of your teeth. Your teeth got used to the roots being covered. After a deep cleaning, the roots are no longer covered by the tartar and bacteria, so your teeth feel more sensitive to hot and cold.

Gum soreness after a deep cleaning can be due to 2 factors: 1) Gum inflammation caused by the gum disease bacteria 2) Pressure applied under the gum to remove tartar buildup & bacteria at the roots.

When gum disease bacteria infect the gums, the gums get irrigated and become swollen and inflamed. When the dentist applies pressure to remove tartar buildup & bacteria under your gum, it contributes to the soreness you experience after a deep cleaning.

Things you can do to decrease teeth sensitivity & gum soreness.
1) Use Sensodyne sensitivity & gum toothpaste to help reduce sensitivity.
2) Avoid acidic food and whitening toothpaste that can worsen teeth sensitivity.
3) Take over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen.

After a deep cleaning, patient has to come back every 3 months for periodontal maintenance to remove the harmful bacteria and maintain the health of the bone and gum.

Emily Le
Emily Le
2024-02-14
I have been seeing Dr. Yang for quite a while now and I can tell he is very caring and professional. I just got my crown done and I'm very satisfied with my care. A definite 5-star experience!
Raymond D
Raymond D
2024-02-14
Visited Perfect Smile Dental recently and was completely impressed! The office was clean and welcoming. Dr. Yang was skillful and informative about what needed to be done with my teeth. Highly recommended!
Leslie Ortiz
Leslie Ortiz
2024-02-09
First time coming to a new location and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the doctor explained to me what needed to be done thoroughly. I was nervous at first but all my questions were answered. I got an appointment on the same day I called as well and I was pleased!
Saul Lopez
Saul Lopez
2024-02-09
Great Doctor and Assistants.. Customer Service 100%
maria H
maria H
2024-02-07
Went for the first time as a new patient with my husband & 3 yr old son The front desk staff was so sweet, Magdalena was her name(I’m like 70% sure that was her name) anyways she was so sweet. The dental assistant was also super sweet when i was taken to the back. I did let her know i was pregnant and couldn’t do x-rays and her and the doctor agreed no x-rays would be done. But neither of them made a big deal, like previous offices did. The doctor was super gentle, even though we couldn’t do x-rays he did take pictures with a small probe and showed me on a giant screen all the work that needed to be done. He was not pushy on getting all the dental work done at once, since i am pregnant and wants to wait until the baby is born. The doctor spent roughly around 30-40 minutes with me answering all my questions and did the cleaning as well. Overall super happy we found this office on yelp. My husband also had his apt and helped him with a care plan, payment plan, and cleaning. And they were extremely careful and gentle with my squirmy 3 year old. Overall amazing experience, like i said so happy i found this office. Also, wanted to mentioned the doctor made a comment that really caught my attention. He said “my office wouldn’t be what it is without my staff” shows how much he appreciates his employees.
Skylar Pharm
Skylar Pharm
2024-02-02
This is the best dentist in Whittier! My first impression is that the office is nice and very clean. It is a modern dental clinic, they have the latest technology. The staff is professional and friendly. They brought me in right away. Dr. Yang is very thorough and professional. He explains everything to me and answers all my questions. He also gives me advice on how to take better care of my teeth at home. I had a crown done. I absolutely love it. The crown looks very nice and natural. I got a lot of compliments from my friends. The appointments were painless, they made me feel comfortable. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I’d definitely recommend this place. I had a great experience and will be back for my dental implant.
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
2024-02-01
This a great dental office. I am very happy I found them. They have a very clean facility and the whole staff is great. Everyone is very friendly. The dentist is very thorough and he explains everything. They have up to date technology. They are accommodating to scheduling as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Daughter OfChrist
Daughter OfChrist
2023-12-28
Highly recommend. Staff is professional, office is clean, technology is up to date , I really appreciated that the Assistant printed out and gave me a copy of my breakdown of insurance and fees due regarding dental work needed . The other dentist I had seemed very crowded and overbooked at my appointments. This dental appt. Was minimum wait, not alot of people in waiting room.
Ceylon Reynosa
Ceylon Reynosa
2023-12-27
My experience was great! Nurse was amazing and so was the dr. Very informative and great experience. I will be back
Chung Yang
Chung Yang
2023-12-25
I came in with a broken tooth and they saw me the same day. When I arrive at this office, they saw me right away! The dentist was very knowledgeable and he was good in telling me what needs to be done. I knew my teeth look shorter over time, but I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth that was why my tooth broke. The staff was friendly and the office looks very nice and clean. I loved that they explained everything to me very clearly before they start work on my tooth. I highly recommend this dentist.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
2023-10-14
I have nothing but positive things to say about this dental clinic. They saw me as soon as possible when I broke my filling and tooth and wasted no time in getting me prepped and ready for a crown. Dr. Yang is amazing. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. He always makes sure I'm alright and not in pain before proceeding with the next step and explains everything thoroughly. I'm very happy I found him and his clinic. I couldn't ask for a better team. I definitely recommend him. 10/10 best dentist!
Gilbert P.
Gilbert P.
2023-10-14
I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Yen is a master of his craft, i have complete confidence in his ability. I hadn't had dental check in 15 plus years and he found all my problems. I will be returning to him to address them in the near future. The front desk cleric Magdalena (hope this is correct spelling) is very knowledgeable, she will guild you thru the process with ease. It never good news to be told you need dental work, but she makes it as easy as possible. I will update this after my dental work is done and fully recovered. Furthermore, they give you an easy-to-understand paperwork detailing everything just be sure to double check the back page. I know I'm forgetting something it will be in the next update.
Bernard D.
Bernard D.
2023-08-24
I developed a toothache right before my first vacation in 10 years. They were open on Saturday and took me in, took care of the problem and saved my vacation. They explain everything, take pictures and show you what's going on. There is a lot of attention to detail. Very personable and professional too. I recommend this place.
V 2.
V 2.
2023-06-08
Professional, friendly staff, extremely clean and well kept office. A friend of mine recommended this office to me. I'm a very picky person and they definitely met my high expectations. Highly recommended!
K R.
K R.
2023-06-08
Went to Perfect Smile for a teeth cleaning. They were very professional and friendly, and the office is very nice and clean. Will be going back!
Iris K.
Iris K.
2023-05-27
Dr. Yang and the staff are so nice and helpful. The office is very clean and organized. Dr. Yang is very thorough and explains exactly what the problem is and how to prevent/treat them. I love that they are not pushy with any treatments unlike other dental offices...Thank you so much for making my teeth healthy again!
Kimme P.
Kimme P.
2023-05-10
My mom saw Dr. Yang for an abscessed tooth and other significant dental issues that were causing her pain. Dr. Yang and his staff took such great care of my mom. The attentiveness and warmth they showed her made her feel so happy. She is so very happy with all the work that Dr. Yang has done. She cannot thank him enough and speaks very highly of him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Yang and staff, for being so good to my mom. She appreciates it more than anything.
Skylar P.
Skylar P.
2023-04-09
Dr. Yang was very thorough in explaining my treatment to me. I never had any dentist in the past point out cavities on the x-rays. He took pictures of the cavities to show them to me. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were friendly, which made me feel comfortable during visit. I would recommend this dentist.
kevin l.
kevin l.
2022-12-24
I just had the best teeth cleaning service. The staffs and dentist are friendly and professional. I feel my teeth are very clean. Dr Yang took his time to educate me on how to properly floss my teeth. Very happy with their service, definitely will come again!
Claire L.
Claire L.
2022-12-19
Dr. Yang and his staff made me feel super comfortable and at home. He was gentle and explained everything. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. Highly recommend to anyone!

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