Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may experience excessive plaque and calculus around your teeth, especially when you have had a longer time between cleanings. This build-up may be enough to prevent the dentist from performing a comprehensive oral examination. In this case, a routine cleaning may not be enough. A full mouth debridement typically consists of two visits. In the first, manual and ultrasonic tools are used to remove the larger deposits from your teeth. In the second, we use a fine scaling to painstakingly remove all the plaque and calculus. We may use a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable during this extended procedure. Again, this is a non-surgical treatment which helps immeasurably in restoring your oral health and allowing the dentist to fully examine your dental and gum health.