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Dental Cleaning in Port St Lucie, FL

Dental Cleaning at Lucie Dental

Maintain Your Smile

Periodic dental cleaning and examination of your teeth will keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. It’s important to have regular cleanings in order to remove plaque and keep your teeth and gums healthy. In addition to these regular examinations, sometimes you have issues that need immediate attention.

Maybe you’re wanting a comprehensive examination where we work on a treatment plan to correct any issues we may find in that exam. At Lucie Dental, we offer several different types of dental cleaning and examinations to meet your individual needs. To learn more about Examination and Dental Cleaning Port St Lucie patients can contact us at Lucie Dental and schedule a consultation.

What are Dental Cleaning and Examinations?

Preventative Maintenance

Dental cleaning and examination is important for protecting your oral health, which contributes to your overall health in many ways. Most children and adults should have a dental exam every six months, and some patients may be advised to have exams more often. Because your needs may vary over time, we offer three types of exams:

Limited exam for emergencies:

Emergency care is often needed when a dental problem crops up. We know how stressful unexpected dental problems can be and offer limited exams for those times when a problem occurs, like a tooth breaking or a crown coming loose.

Problem-focused exam:

When you have an issue that isn’t an emergency but needs to be taken care of, such as tooth pain, we are here to help with an exam focused on treating your specific issue.

Comprehensive exam:

This complete exam includes a full-mouth examination and X-rays. A comprehensive exam is designed to help prevent oral and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

We also offer three different types of dental cleaning:

Deep cleaning:

This type of dental cleaning involves special techniques to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line and down to your tooth roots. It can include scaling and root planing and, when necessary, arrestin antibiotics. This type of cleaning helps prevent acute gum disease and can help save your teeth. Arestin antibiotic treatment is a localized antibiotic treatment that is placed in a periodontal pocket to effectively kill the bacteria that cause gum disease.


Debridement is a type of dental cleaning, which consists of the removal of large areas of plaque and tartar that interfere with the dentist being able to make a comprehensive exam.


This is also known as a regular dental cleaning and removes plaque and stains from the teeth. This is the most common type of cleaning.

What are the benefits of Dental Cleaning and Examination?

Money-Saving Benefits

It is important that you have regular exams and cleanings of your mouth and teeth. Periodontal disease can affect not only your teeth and mouth but also your overall health and well-being. Some benefits of regular exams and dental cleanings include:

  • Saving money by preventing more dental problems
  • Checking for cavities, which can turn into more serious problems if left untreated
  • Preventing gum disease, which can affect your overall health
  • Removing plaque and tartar to keep your gums healthy

Going to the dentist every six months for exams and dental cleanings can help your dentist catch small oral problems prior to them becoming more serious issues such as gum disease or tooth loss.

Dental Cleaning in Port St. Lucie

Your Dental Cleaning Consultation

Focused Treatment

At our practice in Port St Lucie Dental cleaning and exams will differ in type depending on what you require during your consultation. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or have a specific problem area that needs attention, a limited exam will focus on the problem area, and we will develop a treatment plan for that issue.

A comprehensive exam is simply that; an examination of your whole mouth and the development of a treatment plan to address any issues that may arise during that exam. A consultation for dental cleaning will enable the dentist to learn about your specific needs and determine which level of cleaning or exam you may need.

Your Dental Exam and Cleaning Procedure

Say Goodbye to Plaque

When you arrive at our office for your exam and/or dental cleaning, we will utilize the latest in dental technology to examine and clean your teeth. There are several steps in the prophylaxis or regular cleaning process. Those steps include an oral exam prior to cleaning, where the hygienist physically examines your mouth and teeth. Next, the hygienist removes plaque and tartar from under the gum line and between the teeth using a dental scaler or a high-pressure water scaler. Once your teeth are clear of tartar and plaque, they will be brushed with a powerful electric toothbrush using toothpaste, which is a prophylaxis paste. After the brushing comes a professional flossing, polishing, and fluoride treatment.

Sometimes your tartar and plaque buildup is so advanced that the dentist is unable to perform a regular dental cleaning because it would cause bacteria to build up in your gum pockets where periodontal disease starts. In these cases, deep cleaning or debridement is called for. Deep cleaning focuses on clearing the bacteria from the deep pockets in your gum line as we use a scaler to remove plaque buildup from the teeth. We will then use a metal tool and water to remove excess tartar. These treatments smooth out the gum area, which makes it more difficult for plaque to build up in the teeth.

Dental Cleaning Results

Beautiful Smile

As mentioned before, regular exams and dental cleaning will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. After your cleaning procedure, you will, of course, have cleaner teeth, but you will also, after deep cleaning, have gums that will begin healing and have less room for infection. Your teeth will be more healthy, as will your gums. If you have been having trouble with your gums bleeding, a deep cleaning can help mitigate that issue.

Dental Cleaning in Port St. Lucie

Dental Cleaning Recovery and Aftercare

Healthy Gums, Healthy You

After a regular dental cleaning, you should avoid eating or drinking for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to absorb into your teeth. After that, you can go about your regular brushing and flossing regimen. After a deep cleaning or debridement, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. It can take six to twelve weeks to fully recover from a debridement or deep cleaning. You should not be concerned if your mouth bleeds during the process and possibly for a couple of days afterward. Your teeth may be sore for a few days and sensitive to temperature as well. This will diminish over time.

Dental Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients should have a dental exam and cleaning twice a year. Those with gum disease or other oral issues should discuss this with their dental professional and develop a periodic treatment plan.

If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, are extra sensitive to heat and cold, and if your gums appear to be receding, you may be suffering from gum disease.

Make an Appointment Today

Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.

1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986

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