Deep Cleanings in Clinton

Healthier gums for a brighter smile

$99 New Patient Special

Insurance accepted

Same-day appointments

Online Scheduling Available

Stop gum disease from progressing

While gum disease might be common, it should never be taken lightly. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can degrade your oral health to the extent that it can result in lost teeth, bone loss, and other serious oral health issues. For moderate to advanced gum disease, we generally recommend scaling and root planning, also known as a deep cleaning 

At Audubon Dental Center of Clinton, we’re here to be your partners in long-term oral health. If we see signs of gum disease during your exam, we’ll lay out the status of your health and what your treatment options are. We’ll always explain our recommendations fully so that you can make the right choice for you and your family.

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Scaling and root planning deep cleans your smile

When you experience gum disease, bacteria and plaque form on the teeth under the gum tissue. This can lead to lots of issues for your mouth, including bone and tooth loss. With a dental deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, we’ll remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and your gums. Additionally, we’ll clean the roots of your teeth, removing any bacteria. 

Together, scaling and planning help restore your smile and ensure your gums and teeth are free from bacteria and on the right track toward optimal health.

Answers to your questions about deep cleanings


How many appointments do root planning and scaling require?

Deep cleanings will be performed over 2 separate appointments. When performing the cleaning, we’ll numb the side of the mouth we’ll work on and ensure you’re comfortable the entire time.


How is a deep cleaning different from a normal dental cleaning?

While everyone should get a dental cleaning once every 6 months, deep cleanings are recommended for patients experiencing moderate to advanced gum disease. For patients with gum disease, we might recommend frequent dental cleanings — up to 4 a year for some patients.


Does insurance cover dental deep cleaning treatment?

While every dental insurance plan is different, many plans will cover around 50% of deep cleaning treatments. For more information about your individual plan coverage, contact our office!

Hear from our patients


“Audubon Dental Center of Clinton is absolutely the best! I would highly recommend this dental office to anyone. A highly trained and professional staff that will take great care of you.”

– Valerie B.

Your family’s trusted dental team

At Audubon Dental Center of Clinton, we’ve tailored our patient experience to ensure you and your family have the most enjoyable and useful appointments possible. At our office, you’ll find gentle care, an honest diagnosis, and deep respect for you and your health. 

We’ve been a part of the Clinton community for years. You can trust that our Clinton dentists will only recommend treatments that we know will help you live your healthiest life.

We’re proud to accept most insurance plans — even those that many other dentists don’t.

Questions? Call (301) 856-1122.

Others accepted

Ameritas • Anthem • Principal • DentalGuard • Dominion HMO • Dominion PPO • Kaiser • Aflac • Availity • Carefirst BCBS • Connection Dental • FEP BlueDental • Physicians Mutual • Tricare • Dentaquest • Dentemax • Sun Life • Worker's Comp • APWU • Core Source • EWTF (Electrical Welfare Trust Fund) • Empire • Freedom Life • Liberty • Loomis • Reliance • Renaissance • Superior Dental • UMR • Zenith • Maryland Healthy Smiles Medicaid Program

Our Office

8918 Woodyard Rd
Clinton, MD 20735

Our Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

See For Yourself

Enjoy your time at the dentist. Here, you’ll find private treatment rooms, headphones to listen to your favorite music, a gentle touch, and a relaxing ambiance.