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Dental Deep Cleaning

Chronic bad breath or bleeding, swollen gums could be a sign that you have periodontal disease. If not treated, it can result in tooth loss.

The dentists at ImageCare Dental Group can perform a nonsurgical dental deep cleaning to eliminate gum disease and save your smile

Learn more about the treatment we offer at our office in Plano, TX...

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I Brush and Floss Regularly So I Don't Need a Deep Cleaning...Right?

Well, you might! Normal brushing, rinsing, and flossing are sometimes not enough to reach the sticky plaque that builds up on your teeth and gets lodged under and around your gum line. Your highly-experienced ImageCare Dental Group dentist may suggest a deep cleaning at our Plano, TX, practice to remove hard-to-clean plaque, so bacteria won't grow and cause an infection that leads to gum disease.

Deep Cleaning Rids Your Teeth and Gums of Hard-to-Remove Plaque

​Periodontal Disease Symptoms

You may notice some of these on your own, while others might only be found using high-tech digital x-rays during a thorough dental exam by your ImageCare dentist. Deep cleaning can help prevent, eliminate, or reduce these and other symptoms:

Enlarged Gum Pockets

Gum pockets over 4mm in depth are a good indicator of periodontitis. Healthy pocket depth is between 1mm and 3mm. 


Redness, irritation, and inflammation of the gums are signs of a periodontal disease called gingivitis. Bleeding and pain when brushing or flossing are also gingivitis symptoms.

Chronic Bad Breath

Bacteria will eventually cause trapped food particles to decay, creating chronic bad breath.

Shifting Teeth

Weak gum tissue can cause your teeth to shift around, which may impact your ability to bite and chew properly.

Tooth Loss and Jawbone Deterioration

Periodontitis can severely weaken jawbone tissue. This can cause tooth loss, meaning you might need restorative dentistry procedures like dental implants in the future. 

Been Diagnosed with Periodontal Disease?
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​Experiencing Periodontal Health Issues?
Come to ImageCare Dental Group for a Deep Cleaning Consultation

The distinguished, experienced doctors at ImageCare Dental Group in Plano, TX, can show you how a deep cleaning treatment may be the best way to maintain your oral health. They're highly-educated in the diagnosing and treatment of gum diseases.

Fill out our simple online form or call us today. We'll make you feel right at home while providing you with gold-standard dental care. 

(972) 618-5000

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More Reasons to Love ImageCare Dental Group 

We're Members of Your Community

We've been a part of the Plano, TX, community since 1979. 

We're a Locally Owned Family Practice

Our practice is not a corporate dental chain staffed by dentists with quotas to fill.

We Use the Latest Dental Technology

We are proud to incorporate technologies such as digital x-rays, 3-D imaging, and Digital Smile Planning software to make your treatment more precise and comfortable. 

We're Highly Rated by Our Patients

They've given us hundreds of five-star Google reviews.

A Sample of Our 5-Star Google Reviews "They do everything to make you feel safe."


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Love Dr. Imperial and all the staff at Imagecare Dental Group.  They are all very friendly and professional.  I'd recommend the practice to everyone!!! They do everything to make you feel safe.

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Aditi Chopra


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I had a very nice and comfortable dental (deep) cleaning done yesterday. I like the x-ray machines that Imagecare Dental has and the hygienist is very caring and capable.

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​Is Deep Cleaning a Surgical Procedure?

Afraid of dental surgery? Relax. Deep cleaning is a simple outpatient treatment performed in one of our beautifully furnished ImageCare Dental Group treatment rooms right here in Plano. Our knowledgeable dentists use only the latest dental technologies and equipment so your deep cleaning will be as effective and comfortable as possible. 
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Here's What to Expect During a Deep Cleaning 

After a comprehensive dental exam featuring digital x-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools, you'll be ready for your deep cleaning. Tooth scaling and root planing are the two most common deep cleaning procedures. However, there are other deep cleaning procedures that your ImageCare dentist may suggest based on your individual dental care needs:

​Teeth Scaling

A curved metal tool is expertly used to scrape away hardened tartar from your teeth surfaces. It also removes bacteria-causing plaque from around and under your gum line and from deep within gum pockets. Scaling is usually done first, followed by root planing.

​Ultrasonic Debridement

Patients with thicker tooth tartar may require the use of an ultrasonic debridement tool. It uses painless soundwaves to break up the tartar for easier scaling before root planing begins.

Root Planing

Your dentist will use a different tool to smooth out the surfaces of your tooth roots. This procedure eliminates rough areas where plaque and bacteria can hide. Root planing also promotes the reattachment of gum tissue to the base of your teeth.


Your dentist may apply Arestin, a long-lasting antibiotic, directly inside gum pockets to keep bacteria from returning after your deep cleaning is done.


Your dentist may also recommend a take-home treatment called PerioProtect on top of your deep cleaning. It involves wearing dental trays filled with a hydrogen peroxide gel that gently cleanses your gum pockets of the bacteria that cause infections and bad breath. It whitens your teeth as well, leaving you with healthy gums and a dazzling smile.

What Does Tooth Scaling Look Like?

Plaque and hard tartar are gently scraped from your teeth and gums...

Financing Our motto is "Quality care at a fair price."

However, we realize that out-of-pocket costs can be difficult for some of our patients. We believe everyone should have access to the best dental care available regardless of budgetary limitations. That's why we offer in-house payment plans and affordable third-party financing through CareCredit® and LendingClub.

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At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Texas Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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