Our office provides regular routine cleanings and check ups for all new and existing patients. During these appointments it may be necessary to take digital radiographs to determine a proper diagnoses of your oral health status. In some cases it may be necessary to go beyond the borders of a “routine” cleaning. These cases include severe gingivitis and various levels of periodontal disease. For these cases it is necessary to proceed with a procedure known as scaling and root planing, or what is more commonly known as a “deep” cleaning.