Dental hygiene treatment - plaque and tartar removal
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Due to our changing dietary habits, we should pay oral care more and more attention, which not only helps to preserve own teeth, but also prolongs the lifespan of dental prostheses and implants. Gingivitis could also endanger precise interventions. Gingivitis can cause plaque and tartar.
What is the tartar?
Using regular brushing and flossing could remove most of the plaque from teeth, but they can not be cleared at home for 100%. Plaque contains limestone crystals from the saliva, it can be deposited over time, which can lead to tartar.
Therefore, it is worth taking part in dental hygienic treatments as a prevention. The quantity and time period of tartar is unique to everyone, depending on lifestyle and individual abilities.
Commonly it is on the top of the upper molars and lower incisors. Tartar is firmly attached to the tooth, so it can’t be removed by simple brushing.
What are the consequences of untreated tartars?
Tartar formation is a spectacular deposit of the tooth and gum, which does not provide an aesthetic appearance at all. It can also color the teeth, as it binds the pigments of coffee, tea, tobacco smoke, and artificial colors from foods, which can penetrate into the lower layers of tooth enamel. The main cause of bad breath usually isn’t tooth decay, but tartar. The tartar may irritate the gum by inflammation, and then it may cause septal disease, bone loss, ejaculation and the loss of teeth.
The process of plaque and tartar removal
Tartar removal is provided by a free consultation and dental screening at our clinic. The dentist will set the convenient treatment with you and gives a treatment and cost plan, as well.
After removing the tartar, an ultrasonic device separates the deposited plaque and discoloration while washing the teeth and cooling with it. Due to the treatment, the tooth surface may scratch, which can cause tartar. Therefore it is recommended to take the so-called Air brush salt polishing, which makes the teeth surface “smooth”, scratch-free again. This intervention is quick and painless, the patient does not have any additional physical burden.
After the polishing you can take the gum treatment. When gums are painted with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory material, which not only destroys bacteria in the pouches but also stimulates wound healing and restores the balance of local immune system.
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After plaque and tartar removal
The tooth may be sensitive for up to 4-6 weeks after the treatment, but you shouldn’t have to be scared, it is part of this natural healing process. The most common cause of sensitivity is the highly deposited toothbrush, which places the gum from the dentinal tube. It is released by removing the plaque. This part of the tooth is sensitive to cold and hot, which causes sharp pain during eating and drinking.
If you experience bleeding and pain at the area of dental removal, swollen lymph nodes, consult your doctor as soon as possible, as it may have been contaminated.
To reduce tooth sensibility painkiller is recommended, but only for a few cases. Generally, toothpaste is enough to protect sensitive teeth, also sufficient. Strong pain disappears in 1-2 hours after the treatment, symptoms reduce after 1-2 weeks and they completely disappear within 4-6 weeks.
How often should I go to the Dentist for teeth cleaning?
The amount of tartar is individually different, so it is advisable to repeat the treatment recommended by our doctors. Generally, it is worth to check in every six months, so it coincides with the six-monthly required dental check. Plaque and tartar removal can prevent largely Periodontal diseases, so it leads to keeping our teeth for a lifetime!