It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dental Health Message Board

Regular cleaning vs deep cleaning?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 177
wideawakeinaz HB User
Regular cleaning vs deep cleaning?

What is the difference between getting a deep cleaning and a regular cleaning? i had a deep cleaning 9 months ago, my first one ever, first cleaning ever. since then, my teeth are just full of plaque and tartar again. dark yellow, caked on the back of my front teeth. the front of my teeth look decent, but the back is horrible and pieces of tartar are falling out, leaving holes on the back of my teeth.

anyways, i'm scheduled in 4 weeks for a regular cleaning, due to the time i can get off from work and was wondering, what is the difference? will a regular cleaning be able to get the really hard tartar off my teeth or will i need a deep cleaning for that?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-19-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 177
wideawakeinaz HB User
Re: Regular cleaning vs deep cleaning?

any thoughts would be great

Old 03-19-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,152
molly123 HB User
Re: Regular cleaning vs deep cleaning?

Deep cleaning is usually done in two sessions (they do half of your mouth one week and then the other half another week) and I believe with some kind of a laser that goes underneath the gums. The deep cleaning is usually used when you haven't had your teeth clean for a long time and it's in fairly bad condition. Regular cleanings are usually done every 4-6 months depending on the condition of your teeth/gums and what the dentist recommends and there's scraping. Saw your other post about your concern about losing your teeth from the scaping - don't worry - you won't lose your teeth unless you have one that is very loose. And, if you do, I'm sure the hygienst will let the dentist know. Good luck...

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
periodontist deep cleaning. did i get ripped? mechanix Dental Health 7 05-10-2009 11:57 AM
Sensitiviy after Deep cleaning for pero fishertimm Dental Health 2 04-20-2009 07:49 AM
Do I need to have deep cleaning and does deep cleaning cause gum receding? Janesylvia Dental Health 1 01-20-2006 07:55 PM
I passed out before they do deep-cleaning? badtooth Dental Health 12 03-29-2005 12:04 PM
What exactly is a deep cleaning? jalihassan Dental Health 1 03-21-2005 08:48 PM
Deep cleaning - will it reduce my pain? dale2004 Dental Health 5 03-09-2005 03:48 PM
Deep Cleaning is finished.... wideawakeinaz Dental Health 9 09-30-2004 07:11 AM
Deep Cleaning Jody5555 Dental Health 10 04-26-2004 09:41 PM
Deep cleaning...? woofdang Dental Health 8 12-18-2003 11:17 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:08 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!