Comprehensive Dental Cleanings and Deep Cleanings in Atlanta, GA at Ponce Dental Studio

Oral Health Starts Here

At Ponce Dental Studio, we emphasize the importance of preventive care, such as dental cleanings and deep cleanings (scaling and root planing). These procedures are foundational to maintaining your oral health and catching potential issues before they escalate into more serious conditions.

Dental Cleanings: A Comprehensive Guide by Dr. Frank Nia

Routine Dental Cleanings: A Thorough Approach

Regular dental cleanings at our Atlanta, GA office are more than just polishing your teeth. Our experienced hygienists use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar deposits that home care routines can’t entirely eliminate. This comprehensive approach involves:

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

Deep Cleanings: Scaling and Root Planing

If you’re showing signs of gum disease, such as red, swollen gums or bleeding when brushing, we may recommend a deep cleaning. This involves scaling, where we remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline, and root planing, smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth to promote reattachment of the gums. These procedures help reduce inflammation and discomfort, improving your overall oral health.

Benefits of Deep Cleanings

At Ponce Dental Studio in Atlanta, GA, we’re dedicated to ensuring that each patient gets the right kind of cleaning procedure that best fits their oral health needs. We look forward to helping you maintain a bright and healthy smile.


A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of teeth and the area between teeth and gums, while a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is needed when gum disease is present. It extends below the gumline to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria.

You might need a deep cleaning if you have symptoms of gum disease, such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth. This procedure helps halt the progression of gum disease and promotes healing of the gums.

While most people should have a regular cleaning every six months, the frequency can vary depending on your specific oral health status. If gum disease is present, you might need deep cleanings more frequently. Our team will provide a personalized recommendation based on your oral health.

After a deep cleaning, continue to brush and floss daily and rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution to soothe your gums. Avoid eating hard or spicy foods that might irritate your gums, and don’t smoke or use tobacco products, which can delay healing.

Some discomfort or bleeding may occur after a deep cleaning, but it should subside within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and a warm saltwater rinse can help soothe discomfort. If bleeding or pain persists, it’s important to contact us.

Whether it’s a routine dental cleaning or a deep cleaning procedure, Ponce Dental Studio in Atlanta, GA, is equipped to provide the highest quality of dental care tailored to your needs. Our goal is to ensure you have a healthy and confident smile.

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