deep cleaning

What Does a Deep Cleaning Involve?

Caring for your teeth and gums will indicate that you need a deep cleaning by your dentist. This cleaning involves the removal of plaque and tartar above and below your gums. Here are three takeaway points:

  • You will first be provided with a local anaesthetic.
  • During scaling, the dentist cleans out pockets of infection in or under the gumline.
  • During root planing, the dentist will go even deeper into areas affected by tartar and plaque by ensuring the root’s surface is smooth.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.