Dental Deep Cleaning In Tamarac, FL2023-06-27T22:01:56+00:00


Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss.

Dental Deep Cleaning Q & A

More on Arestin Therapy?2022-10-28T10:24:18+00:00

Arestin is an antibiotic specifically developed to fight the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. It is a 1mg dose of minocycline that is delivered directly to the treatment area under the gum, it comes in tiny spheres. It is not ingested orally. People with allergies to tetracycline should avoid having this treatment. Arestin is used to fight anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that live without oxygen) This includes Actinomycetemcomitans, P Gingivalis, and P Intermedia B.

Once scaling and root planing treatment is complete, further Arestin therapy may be recommended. This treatment involves applying Arestin to all areas affected by gum disease to help kill bacteria that may not have been reached by usual cleaning methods.

Arestin is most effective when used in conjunction with deep scaling and root planing. During the healing phase and after Arestin has been placed a chlorhexidine rinse enhances the efficacy of the Arestin.

What to Expect at Your Dental Deep Cleaning Appointment2022-10-28T10:19:58+00:00

Our hygienists at My Tamarac Dentist are experts at deep cleanings! They will make sure you have the best experience as well as the best cleaning so you can leave the office with a smile on your face. In general, deep cleanings are done in quadrants of the mouth, 2 quadrants (half the mouth) requires about two hours to complete.