Scaling & Polishing - Dental scaling and polishing is recommended to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and may be necessary every six months depending on your oral condition. When your teeth require a thorough clean to remove all traces of plaque and tartar scaling is used to remove the hard tartar on your teeth, which cannot be removed by simply brushing your teeth. Polishing may then be followed by a fluoride gel or foam treatment to reduce post-scaling sensitivity and reduce the risk of tooth decay.The polishing stage helps to clean away stains from your teeth, which may have been caused by coffee, tea or red wine.It is important to maintain good oral health and hygiene.
Scaling and root planing - is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. It is a deep-cleaning of the teeth which is usually done under a local anesthetic. Plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing). Smoothing the rough spots removes bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth
If you maintain good dental care after the procedure, the progression of gum disease should stop. And your gums will heal and become firm and pink again.
While scaling and root planing and other types of gum therapy can help treat mild to moderate cases of gum disease, advanced periodontal disease may only be effectively treated with gum surgery. Periodontal surgery can help your dentist restore oral health and aesthetics to your gums. Treating advanced gum disease can help you improve your overall health, as gum disease has been linked to serious systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. With the help of advanced technology, gentle techniques, and comfortable sedation, you can undergo surgery in less time and with less pain than ever before. Gum surgery aims to treat the gum disease and any damage it may have caused by:
Gum contouring, also known as a gum lift, is a surgical cosmetic procedure for patients who are unhappy with the size and proportion of their gums. Your dentist can conservatively reshape your gums with a laser or a conventional scalpel to help your teeth appear more prominent and restore balance to your smile. Many patients choose gum contouring as part of their cosmetic dentistry treatment to achieve the most comprehensive results.