- 27 July 2022
- Dt. Hasan Karatay
Tooth cleaning is a very important process that needs to be done regularly for oral and dental health. This treatment is recommended by our doctors every six months.
When it comes to tooth cleaning, we encounter many treatment names such as regular cleaning, deep cleaning, scaling, root planing etc. In this article we will try to explain them briefly.
Regular cleaning is the process of cleaning the tartar and bacteria plaque that occurs between the teeth and gums, which is recommended to be done every 6 months. It is very important for healthier teeth and to prevent gum diseases. It is also necessary to regularly brush the teeth and floss the side palanand cleaning technique.
Deep Cleaning also known as Scaling&Root Planing means deep cleaning of the plaque of bacteria and tartar, which accumulates too much under the gums, including regular cleaning. If bacteria and tartar are not cleaned, it can cause problems that cause large gaps between teeth and gums and even loss of teeth. If a gingival disease is detected because of this reason, it is necessary to stop the formation of bacteria and tartar by deep cleaning first. When your teeth are examined, the distance between the tooth and gums is measured and evaluated by your dentist and the appropriate cleaning method is decided by considering the general condition of your teeth. In deep cleaning dentist focuses more on the area below the gum line and if there is infection in this area due to bacterial plaque or tartar deep cleaning should be preferred. Scaling is the process of cleaning bacteria plaque and tartar layer on the surface of the tooth and gums. Root planing is the removal of bacteria&tartar and infected areas on the root part of the tooth below the gum line.
During deep cleaning most of the time, dentist focuses on a particular portion of the teeth in one session. Whole treatment may require more than one visit. If necessary, local anesthesia may also be given depending on the degree of infection. Special tools are used carefully for root planing. Antibiotic treatment may also be recommended when an advanced gingival disease is present.
Severe gingival disease has a direct relationship with many diseases in the other parts of the body. Therefore, gingival health is very important for the whole body to be healthy. Since gum disease cannot be reversed, it is important to start treatment as soon as gingival and bone loss symptoms occur.
You and your family should have periodic dental checkups for dental health. Your dentist will decide which type of cleaning to perform. If you have not had your teeth cared for a long time or if you have dental / gum problems, you should make an appointment immediately. As Dentsmile International Dental Clinic we help you for consultation even from the abroad via communication systems like video call or online chat for totally free. For more information about treatments please visit our website page.