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Dental Deep Cleaning (SRP)

Dental Deep Cleaning / Scaling Root Planing

Scaling and root planing or dental deep cleaning, as it is often called, is essential in the battle against gum disease. It is the first treatment provided to patients with early to advanced stages of gum disease. At his practice in Midtown East Manhattan, Dr. Wang and his expert hygienists offer New York City patients the safest and effective root planing and scaling techniques to help them stop gum disease from progression and avoid tooth loss.


Dental Deep Cleaning

Dental deep cleaning is a nonsurgical periodontal treatment that consists of two techniques that are used to treat early to advanced stages of gum disease. Both techniques are designed to reach below the gum line, helping to remove tartar and eradicate the bacteria that build up near and around the tooth root. Scaling is the name for the technique used to remove bacteria buildup below the gum line, while root planing describes a technique used to smooth rough spots that may form on the surface of the root area, making it more difficult for bacteria to grab on to the tooth.

I have been a client for several years and this dental office has basically saved my mouth and left me with great teeth!! Several gum and deep cleanings etc has proven to give me confidence and I am thrilled with this dental offices care and professionalism!! They deserve the best review !!

– Deborah F

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What happens during a Dentist Deep Cleaning?

It is performed by our hygienists and board certified periodontist, Dr. Jin Wang.  Dental deep cleaning requires two visits to complete. Root planing and scaling can be performed using a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort, especially when the gums are very inflamed. However, many patients do well with topical desensitizer.During the procedure, special manual instruments, called scalers will be used to reach below the gums to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar and restore the health of the gum tissues and teeth. Once the cleaning is complete and debris has been removed, a special antibiotic, Arestin, may be placed to the treated areas to help kill bacteria that are difficult to reach with the instruments and to provide protection against gum disease progression.


What is Arestin therapy?

Arestin is a type of antibiotic that was developed specifically to fight the bacteria that cause gum disease. In Arestin therapy, the antibiotic is applied to the areas affected by gum disease, usually during root planing and scaling, to kill bacteria that cannot be reached by usual cleaning methods.


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About Dr. Ben Ifraimov

Dr. Ben Ifraimov is a top cosmetic and restorative dentist in New York City, providing the highest caliber of care for his patients at 209 NYC Dental in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Ifraimov has extensive training in all areas of dentistry, providing the most advanced treatments for an array of oral health issues, including implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers and onlays, cosmetic bonding and Zoom whitening, as well as routine cleaning and examination, gum disease care and treatment, and treatment of dental emergencies.


I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
Anna G.


This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
Masha K


This is the first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienists and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan. I always look forward to my teeth cleanings and if I need work done, I know I'm in great care. Also, Dr. Ahh did my Invisalign and I've never been more proud to smile!
Erin S.


Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing! I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line
Melissa P.


The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional.
Paul M


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