A deep cleaning may be recommended to remove plaque and tartar that has formed underneath your gums where your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. Among the causes for gum disease are genetic susceptibility, smoking, and other illnesses like diabetes. We screen for gum disease yearly, and if a deep cleaning is necessary, we can get your mouth clean in office in 1 to 2 visits. Numbing gel is used to make this procedure painless. Afer treatment is complete, more frequent cleanings are often recommended.