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The difference between Routine Regular Dental clean and Deep Dental Clean.

Healthy Gums and Gum Disease

Most people are aware of the necessity of a routine regular dental clean recommended every six months. This involves a clean above the gum-line to maintain healthy gums. However if patients have had their last clean over a year ago, they will require a more deep dental clean. Upon each visit our trusted hygienist and dental therapist, will assess & measure your gums and provide you with the treatment option best suited for you gum condition.

Routine Regular clean- 6 monthly

A regular clean is designed to maintain healthy gums. This procedure involves minimal removal of bacteria and tartar build-up above the gum line on the tooth surface. Often patients that require this type of clean present with pink coloured gum, minimal tartar, minimal bleeding. This is often completed in one appointment. Patients can then maintain healthy gums at home with regular flossing and tooth brushing.

Routine Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

Deep Cleaning or Root Planning

A deep clean (or root planning) is designed to bring gum tissue back to health. These patients present with a large amount of bacteria or tartar below the gum-line advancing into the tooth socket. Patients requiring this type of clean experience red swollen bleeding gums, shrinking gums, (>4mm) gum pockets or loose teeth. The first step to alleviate these signs of gum disease include removal of tartar along the root surface of the teeth with manual instruments. If a deep clean is not performed, the disease can progress into eventual tooth loss.
Deep cleans can take more than one appointment for the cleaning to be performed due to the extensive need for a thorough clean. Deep cleaning is considered the gold standard for the treatment of gum disease by Australian Dental Association & the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice.
Deep Cleaning vs Root Planning
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Based on 61 reviews
Mia Thompson
Mia Thompson
2023-08-29
I had a dental emergency and was able to get in to see Dr Rafeh the same day. he was able to swiftly diagnose and treat the issue and I felt much better by the time I left the clinic. I am genuinely grateful to the entire team at Dentessentials for the seamless experience during a time of need.
Ethan Smith
Ethan Smith
2023-08-29
Dr. Rafeh is the best dentist I have ever had. He is a great professional, and he consistently ensures my comfort during each and every appointments. I appreciate the comprehensive nature of his exams and the focus he dedicates to his work.
Isabella Taylor
Isabella Taylor
2023-08-29
Dr. Rafeh and his team are exceptional. They ensure dental visits are enjoyable, with a welcoming atmosphere The clinic is super clean and modern, and the staff's friendliness is remarkable. I endorse Dentessentials to everyone seeking dental care.
Charlie Green
Charlie Green
2023-08-29
Dr Rafeh has completely changed my perspective about dentists. He is a gentle, compassionate, and takes the time to explain everything to me. I would recommend Dentessentials to every one in the local area.
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
2023-08-29
I have been seeing Dr Rafeh for years now and I must say I have always been impressed with his knowledge and care. Dr Rafeh is an expert in his field and has helped me maintain a healthy and bright smile over the years. I trust him and would not go anywhere else. Thanks Doc.
Garry Aynsley
Garry Aynsley
2023-08-14
Very polite and done a good job
Dannielle
Dannielle
2023-05-31
My son who is autistic, had an appointment and I was so happy with how he was treated and cared for. Thank you so much.!!
Caitlin Duckett
Caitlin Duckett
2023-05-08
Highly recommend! Really lovely staff and very considerate to my needs whilst doing their procedures.