Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.
The periodontist removes the plaque by scaling and root planing. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease are essential in keeping your teeth for life.
At Hai Dent newer technologies like ultrasonics and LASER assisted cleaning are performed. Lasers represent an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications.