At Precision Cosmetic Family Dentistry we provide thorough dental cleanings. Brushing and flossing stops plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. Once you have tartar, you can only have it removed by a dental professional.
During the routine dental cleaning an ultrasonic scaler is used as well as hand instruments. The ultrasonic scaler is a air-driven scaler that the tip moves in an elliptical motion with a continous water flow that provides tissue lavage, thereby reducing the need for rinsing during scaling, The benefits of using an ultrasonic scaler are decreased treatment time, especially with heavy deposits, leaving more time for patient education or procedures. Provides more efficient removal of dental plaque, calculus and stain. It also preserves the cementum and causes less tissue trauma.
After your teeth are completely tartar-free, the teeth are polished with a gritty paste using an electric rubber brush. And if indicated a fluoride treatment will be done.
In some cases a more involved cleaning is needed. We also provide periodontal cleanings which are needed due to larger pocket depths, bone loss, and/or amount of plaque present on the teeth. When periodontal cleanings, also known as scaling and root planning are done we incorporate the use of antimicrobials and antibiotics to help control the disease. Since periodontal disease is a bacterial infection.