SCALING & ROOT PLANNING
Though brushing and flossing will help clean the plaque from your teeth, tartar is one thing that is not removable at home. With the special tools at our clinic, we will ensure the removal of tartar build up and plaque on your teeth.
After the removal of tartar build up and plaque, your teeth will be polished to help remove any surface stains on your teeth, and then flossed.
If gingivitis not treated and nothing is done about it, the inflammation will work its way down towards the foundations of the tooth causing a “periodontal pocket”. Again, within the confines of the pocket, the conditions are such that the bacteria can have a right old party, and cause more damage.
Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.