WHAT IS DENTAL SCALING?
If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a dental procedure called dental scaling to keep it from getting worse. Dental scaling is the most common non-surgical way to treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontitis. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain health. But if you have severe periodontal disease and your condition may require gum surgery, your dentist may recommend a scaling and root planing before the surgery, as well as a thorough teeth-cleaning prior to the procedure.
Scaling is when your dentist removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Your dentist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth
IS DENTAL SCALING NECESSARY?
The sticky, bacteria-filled plaque that causes gum disease tends to accumulate in the area along and just below the gum line. If you have gums that are slightly receded from your teeth, you may be at increased risk for gum disease and your dentist may recommend scaling. Scaling is non-surgical, but it is a different type of procedure from a standard dental cleaning because it involves cleaning the areas of the tooth below the gum line.
PROPHY JET AIR POLISHING TECHNIQUE
WHAT IS AIR POLISHING?
- Air polishing is another important tool in our armamentarium. It also helps minimize hand, wrist, neck and eye fatigue like a cavitron tip, by helping to remove stain quicker than scaling and polishing the conventional way.
- Air polishing uses a water soluble sodium bicarbonate mixture to help in the removal of stain and plaque during a routine hygiene appointment.
- Air polishing is great to help in the removal of stain due to Smoking, coffee, tea, peridex and other extrinsic factors.
Gingival curettage is a surgical procedure designed to remove the soft tissue lining of the periodontal pocket with a curet, leaving only a gingival connective tissue lining. ... Gingival curettage, as originally conceived, was designed to promote new connective tissue attachment to the tooth, by the removal of pocket lining and junctional epithelium
The aim of curettage is to reduce pocket depth by enhancing gingival shrinkage and new connective tissue attachment.
After scaling and rootplaning for following purpose.
- Curettage can be performed as part of new attachment attempts in moderately deep infrabony pockets.
- To reduce inflammation prior to pocket elimination in patients in whom more aggressive surgical techniques are contraindicated owing to age, systemic problems, and psychologic problems.
- For recurrent inflammation and pocket deepening.