Dentist in Murray Hill
30 East 40th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-1960

Preventive Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. It is recommended that patients get a professional cleaning every six months along with periodic exams.

Deep Cleaning

A "deep cleaning" (also known as Scaling and Root-planning) is required when there is extra buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line. The dentist will clean between the gums and the teeth down to the roots to remove the excess. You may not be aware that you have a problem until your gums and the supporting bone are seriously damaged. Using the latest technology and Digital X-rays, Dr. Nazarian will determine if a "deeper cleaning" is required during a checkup. The dentist may use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth. Planning and Root-scaling causes little or no discomfort.