Teeth cleaning ( Dental Scaling and Polishing )
Oral plaque (oral biofilm) is the colonization of bacteria on top of film attached to the teeth. It develops naturally on the teeth which can be seen as pale yellow film. If it is not removed properly by tooth brushing, it will transform into tartar which cannot be removed by patients. If left untreated, it will cause gingivitis
Tartar can cause the following problems:
- Gum recession which can lead to sensitivity
- Gum swelling and redness which can cause bleeding when tooth brushing
- Esthetic problem
- If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. Patients will experience toothache, teeth
Duration of scaling and polishing is up to the amount of tartar. Normally it will take around 30 minutes to one hour.
The Ivory Dental Clinic determines to provide prompt services so every patient gets the fast response and efficient treatment.