What treatments do dental hygiene treatments include?
Dental hygiene treatments are dental treatments which help remove plaque, supragingival and subgingival tartar. Dental hygiene treatments also include tartar removal, polishing and periodontal treatments, which aim to remove subgingival tartar in particular.
What is tartar and what dental problems can it cause?
Tartar develops through the calcification of the plaque on the teeth. Tartar contains a large amount of bacteria, which can cause gingival bleeding, periodontal inflammation or even gingival necrosis in the worst case if not removed. In the last stage of gingival necrosis the teeth become so loose that they fall out or need to be extracted.
What are the symptoms of periodontal diseases?
One of the typical symptoms of periodontal diseases is gingival bleeding, which can also occur while eating or cleaning the teeth. The gum becomes darker, swollen and sensitive. Periodontal diseases can cause bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth. The gum gradually recedes.
How long do dental hygiene treatments last and how are they performed at 5dent Dental Clinic?
Tartar removal is performed by our professional dental hygienist. The duration of tartar removal can range from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the amount of tartar to be removed. Our dental clinic offers various options for tartar removal.
Our dental hygienist can manually scrape away deposits using the classic scaler, even from hard-to-reach areas.
We perform most of our scaling treatments with ultra-sonic dental cleaners. Patients feel some tingling but not pain during the treatment. We polish the teeth at the end of the dental hygiene treatment.
The most modern air-flow technology is also available at our dental clinic. Tartar removal with the air-flow device or powder jet equipment gives you much cleaner teeth.
If a lot of tartar has developed under the gums, too, our periodontal specialist removes it in local anaesthesia. This dental hygiene treatment lasts about 30-60 minutes.
What is to be done after the treatment?
Teeth might be sensitive for a few days following the dental hygiene treatment because the areas that used to be covered with tartar are now exposed to heat and cold.
Correct oral hygiene is vital. It is very important to use proper dental floss, first-class toothpaste and a good-quality toothbrush replaced every two months. It is also advisable to apply mouth-wash regularly, which can generally help you avoid gingivitis.
Our dental hygienist would be delighted to help you choose the ideal toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss for you, which you can try and buy at our dental clinic.
You may want to see your dentist for an annual check-up, and a professional dental hygiene treatment conducted once or twice a year could prove to be crucial.
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