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1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 203
Gardena, CA 90247

OPEN TODAY Tuesday November 21st

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(Valid until November 25th 2017)
Dental Implants $49 month Invisalign $99 month
Braces $99 month
Childrens Special Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning $59.00
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS


Deep Cleaning

Gum disease can affect your teeth and your overall health, and happens to people of all ages. When gum disease sets in, a deep cleaning may be the best method by which the progression of the disease can be halted, and a healthy mouth restored.

How Does a Deep Cleaning Work?

Routine cleaning is a different process than deep cleaning. While a normal cleaning removes plaque and tartar, as well as polishing your teeth, a deep cleaning will target areas below the gum line. The deep cleaning removes bacteria, tartar, and any food debris that may have gotten lodged below the gum line, potentially leading to gum disease. The below-gum area cannot be reached with standard brushing, flossing, or a routine cleaning. If left untreated, various serious problems can develop, including bone loss and loosening of teeth, as well as inflammation. In a deep cleaning, we include gum irrigation with special rinses and antibiotics that eliminate the bacteria causing the problems.

Do I Need Deep Gum Cleaning?

In your dental exam and cleaning at Gardena Dental Care, we evaluate gum health. This evaluation involves identifying any “gum pockets.” These are deep spaces between teeth and gums, that typically allow tartar and plaque to grow and accumulate.

A dental probe is used to measure the depth of the tissue currently between your teeth and gums. Every space is carefully evaluated, as gum disease can develop throughout the mouth, or in a specific area. Healthy gums will measure between 1 and 3 mm in depth. If you have larger spaces, it is important that the problem is resolved as quickly as possible, to avoid damage to your teeth and gums. Dr. Barkhordar may recommend a deep cleaning to reverse damage and prevent further health risks and decay.

If you have the symptoms of gum disease, we have answers. The most important issue is that the area is addressed immediately. When gum disease is allowed to progress, many serious complications often follow, and we want you to protect the health of your natural teeth.

Deep Cleaning: What to Expect

Deep gum cleaning is also called “scaling” or “root planing.” Our methodology focuses on your dental health – and your comfort. Your gums will be numbed so you don’t feel pain or discomfort. We use the most high-tech equipment available, making the process even better for our patients. One of our caring, friendly dental hygienists will use a special ultrasonic device to remove the plaque and tartar that has accumulated under the gum line.

After Treatment Care

Once your deep cleaning is completed, you want to prevent a recurrence of inflammation. Carefully care for your teeth and gums by twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and any other instructions, such as the use of special mouth rinses for a time. Depending upon the condition of your gums and teeth, you may be asked to come to our offices more than twice a year to keep the area healthy and to help avoid further decay or gum disease.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you need a deep cleaning, you want it to be effective, pain-free, and to be administered by someone who is careful and compassionate. We go above and beyond in ensuring our patients are comfortable. Call us for an appointment, and let us help you get the smile you deserve.

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