If at your dental exam and cleaning, Dr. Hansen decides that you would benefit from a deep cleaning or periodontal therapy the mouth will be scheduled to cleaning in either 1, 2, or 4 appointments depending on the amount of sites needing scaling and root planing.
To keep you comfortable, we often will numb the gums with either local anesthesia or extra-strength topical anesthesia before the deep cleaning. Once your gums are numb and you are of course, very relaxed, we will begin the procedure by skillfully removing the very hard tartar beneath your gums one tooth at time. Your appointment for the procedure may last anywhere from one to two hours to ensure a very thorough job. We will finish with a refreshing minty rinse, a fresh tea tree oil infused cool towel and DoTerra lip balm.