The dental cleaning professional is a treatment that helps to maintain the good health of our mouth. Its importance lies in the fact that during daily hygiene we cannot eliminate all the remains of food that accumulate in the least accessible areas for the brush, such as the teeth or the spaces between the teeth.
Over time, these food remains solidify and become tartar or calculus deposits.
Tartar can only be removed by professional dental cleaning..
What are the consequences of insufficient oral hygiene?
The accumulation of bacterial plaque in the mouth is the prelude to some of the most common oral conditions:
- Cavities: It is a lesion that damages the enamel in detail and, if it is not treated with a filling, it ends up affecting the internal structures of the tooth (dentin and nerve).
- Gingivitis: It is the more moderate version of the periodontal disease and causes inflammation, redness and bleeding of the gum. It is reversible by professional dental cleaning.
- Periodontitis: It is the most aggressive version of periodontal disease and involves a progressive destruction of the tissues that support the teeth, causing them to fall.
How is a professional dental cleaning performed?
Professional dental cleaning can be summarized in the following steps:
- Initial assessment: Before starting the cleaning, the specialist performs an oral examination to assess the state of the teeth and gums. With this, it is verified that there are no other conditions such as periodontitis, caries or dental mobility.
- Ultrasound: This instrument allows calculus deposits to be removed thanks to its pressurized water system combined with a slight vibration.
- polishing strips: They serve to remove stains that are generated between teeth.
- Polished: The treatment ends with the polishing of the teeth using a whitening paste.
Dental cleaning is usually painless.although when there are deep encrustations and dental hypersensitivity it may be necessary to use some type of local anesthesia.
In our office, The duration of a dental cleaning ranges from 30 to 45 minutes.. However, the duration may vary depending on the accumulation of tartar and bacterial plaque.
How often do I have to have a professional dental cleaning?
Oral hygiene is especially important in patients with periodontal disease: gingivitis or periodontitis.
Oral hygiene is the main factor in preventing this type of pathology. For this reason, in patients with periodontal disease, specialists recommend oral cleaning every 4 or 6 months.
On the contrary, in people who do not have periodontal disease, the period extends from 6 to 8 months.
What are the benefits of having a professional dental cleaning?
- Prevents periodontal diseases and inflammation of the gums by removing calculus deposits.
- Reduces the bacterial load for which they improve the problems of bad taste in the mouth and bad breath.
- Improves self-esteem by removing stains present on the surface of the teeth.
What if I have tartar under the gums?
When the patient presents tartar accumulation under the gum line, it is necessary to remove it as quickly as possible to prevent it from leading to periodontitis. It is common that, in these cases, the person has inflamed gums.
The most effective treatment for this problem is scaling and root planing, popularly known as curettage.
This is an oral cleaning procedure performed by a periodontist to remove tartar deposited below the gum line.
Curettage is performed under local anesthesia so that the patient does not suffer major discomfort.
How much does a professional dental cleaning cost at our clinic?
In our clinic, professional dental cleaning costs one thousand pesos.
If you have any questions about our treatments or want to schedule an appointment, do not hesitate to contact us through our different means of contact.