Gingivitis Treatment - Dental cleaning

Gingivitis Treatment - Dental cleaning

What is dental cleaning (gingivitis treatment)?

Dental cleaning is the treatment of gingivitis in which the tartar (stone) and pigments are removed from the surface of the teeth.

The result of the cleaning is a pleasant feeling of freshness in your mouth and the clean appearance of the teeth in your smile.

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  • Procedure
  • Useful Information
  • Before & After

Dental cleaning begins with the use of an ultrasound device that vibrates to remove tartar from the tooth surface. The process is completed by polishing. where soft rubbers in combination with coarse paste are used to remove plaque, various surface pigments, and small tartar residues. The procedure leaves a pleasant rough feeling and freshness on your teeth.

For “cleaning” an ultrasound device is used which vibrates to remove the “stone” and is guided by the dentist around each tooth. Then, a cup-shaped rubber is used in which a coarse paste is placed to remove plaque, various surface pigments as well as small tartar residues that give a rough feeling.

Why do we need to clean our teeth?

Depilation (cleaning of the teeth) is done to prevent gingivitis and stop its development into periodontitis. With this procedure, the dentist removes tartar deposits (known as tartar) that are impossible to remove from the patient by brushing as special equipment is required.

Gingivitis-related diseases are diabetes mellitus and many heart problems as a result of many studies. It is important to note that a link has been found between preterm birth and advanced gingivitis.

Is the process painful?

The procedure is relatively painless if the patient is a regular visit to the dentist. The longer the time from the last depilation, the greater the discomfort, which if not tolerated can stun the area.

How often should teeth be cleaned?

The regularity that every patient should visit the dentist for dental cleaning is unique for everyone. Someone whose saliva has a lot of minerals, in which case a large volume of tartar accumulates, should visit the dentist more often than someone whose saliva has a low content of minerals.

 

The general rule is 6 months to one year depending on the patient’s saliva and his habits such as smoking which aggravates the general picture. Usually with the second visit to the dentist after the last hair removal, this interval is determined for you.

 

Depilation is a prerequisite for other dental work such as whitening or preparation for cases and faces because it reduces the microbial load in the oral cavity.

What is gingivitis and what can it cause?

Bacterial plaque and tartar result in inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis.

Gingivitis accumulates day by day and creates deposits initially in the cleft between tooth and gum. The first symptoms are redness of the gums and then a small or large amount of bleeding gums during brushing or chewing. If you neglect this first bell, periodontitis will appear. The germs then pass through the gingival fissure and continue into the bone that surrounds the teeth. The result is the mobility of the teeth and in the worst cases their permanent loss.

Care

The patient, despite the dentist’s efforts, must take care of his teeth and gums daily in order to maintain the result in the long run.

Also, women before pregnancy (in case of planned) or during the second trimester should plan a treatment for gingivitis to avoid deterioration of the health of their gums.

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For information related to the treatment, you are interested in or for an appointment with Dr. Mavrogenis.

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Tel: +30 28210 90981