Deep cleaning can broadly be divided into two categories, which are scaling and root planing. Scaling involves tartar and plaque removal from teeth followed by a root planning. Post the treatment, bacteria inside the pocket would be removed and in the next few weeks, your gums would become much healthier with each passing day. You would also need to take proper care of the teeth by following the regular dental hygiene schedules. Brush properly twice a day followed by flossing and mouth wash. Try to avoid sweet and sticky food. Do not forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year to ensure the state of your oral health.