Tartars are calcified structures that are gradually formed by the bacterial plaque accumulating on the teeth.
After food consumption, bacteria begin to form on the food residues left on the tooth surface. Over time, calcification begins with the precipitation of the minerals in the saliva in that area and calculus forms.
Tartars are the main cause of gum disease. When the tartar is not cleaned, various problems are encountered. These are;
bleeding in the gums,
swelling and redness of the gums,
pain in the gums,
mobility in teeth
As the tartar can accumulate in the visible parts of the teeth, they also begin to appear on the surface of the tooth root in the later stages. We call the calculus cleaning process, which is done only on the visible surfaces of the teeth, without interfering with the roots. If the tartar is too much, the removal will not be enough, if the tartar has accumulated on the root surfaces of the teeth; We call their cleaning a curettage. Both processes have the same purpose, but the application technique is slightly different.
Every individual should visit the dentist once every 6 months, even if they are brushing their teeth. After the examination, if the dentist deems it necessary, tartar cleaning can be performed. Each delayed tartar cleaning means getting a little closer to the loss of teeth.
IS STONE CLEANING (DETERTRAGE) A HARD PROCEDURE AND DOES IT CAUSE PAIN?
Teeth cleaning is usually a painless procedure that does not even require anesthesia. If deep calculus cleaning (curettage) is to be performed, anesthesia is performed. After the procedure, the patient can continue his routine life.
DOES DENTAL CLEANING DAMAGE THE TEETH?
The ultrasonic devices we use for tartar cleaning only affect the tartar. They do not have disadvantages such as scraping the surface of the teeth and damaging the tooth enamel.