Having a beautiful and healthy smile is something everyone craves for. However, not all of us are lucky enough to have a naturally contagious smile and this where dentists step in. Our customizable dental solutions not only help you to get the smile of your dreams, but also make sure your oral health is holding stable at a standard level. One such procedure that improves both aesthetics and oral health is teeth cleaning.
What is teeth cleaning?
Teeth cleaning comprises of two procedures, namely, Scaling and Root Planing. Both these procedures aim at getting rid of the accumulated plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and the roots, respectively. This gets rid of both the dark patches and the microbes from the teeth, which improves the aesthetics as well as oral health.
How are scaling and root planing performed?
The dentist would carefully analyze your condition to determine the extent of plaque and tartar accumulation. A hand-held scaling device would be necessary for this purpose. The device is an ultrasonic one and it dislodges the tartar deposits by vibrating at ultrasonic frequencies. A jet of water will be used along with the scaling device in order to wash away the removed tartar and debris.
Root planing is also a similar procedure, but it is performed on the root surface. Since the scaling device is going to be inserted in between the gums and the root surface, it may lead to pain and discomfort, which is why we would administer local anesthesia prior to starting it. This will numb the soft tissues of the mouth as well as the teeth, keeping you away from feeling any pain.
What are the advantages of teeth cleaning?
Plaque and tartar are known to be the main causes of several oral conditions such as bad breath, tooth decay, gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, etc. Getting rid of the accumulated plaque considerably improves oral health and reduces the severity of cavities and gum infections.
The chances of gum receding will be reduced after scaling and root planing. Also, inflammation of the gums due to microbes will be controlled.
The severity of bad breath, or halitosis, will be reduced as the foul odor-causing microbes will be removed.
When the microbes from tartar gain entry into the bloodstream through the gums, the patient would be more susceptible to develop heart conditions. Scaling and root planing avoid this.
Call us at 630-897-1300 or schedule an online appointment to know more about scaling and root planing.