Periodontal Treatment

Teeth Cleaning and Other Periodontal Treatment

 

Most people with periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) have the less severe form, which is gingivitis. This condition manifests as bleeding gums due to plaque and calculus deposition. If left untreated, this can progress further to affect beyond the gums.

Between 5-15% of people with periodontal disease have a more severe form, also known as periodontitis. At this stage, the gums, bone, periodontal ligaments and the teeth can become affected. Sometimes, you might notice bad breath or bad taste in the mouth. Inflammation from build up of plaque bacteria can spread to gum socket holding the tooth. Gums will recede and cause the teeth to be sensitive or more predisposed to decay. At more severe stages, teeth can become mobile and eventually lost. Therefore, take precautions at an early stage before it is too late.

The first step to preventing gum diseases is to have good oral hygiene habits (i.e. brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, at least). In addition, it is important to have regular scaling and polishing sessions every six months. Regular visit to the dentist for Scaling and Polishing can minimise the risk of gum disease.

 

What is Scaling and Polishing?

 

Scaling removes calculus without damaging your teeth.  At the same time, water spray and suction are used to remove the fallen debris. Scaling also removes trapped food and plaque containing bacteria

Teeth polishing after scaling removes stains and makes your teeth feel smooth and shiny. At TOOFDOCTOR, we use the Prophyjet, which sprays air and water with sodium hydrogencarbonate powder to remove stains and plaque from your teeth.

 

Make your appointment today

If it’s time for you to have a teeth cleaning or polishing, speak to the team at TOOFDOCTOR. Make a booking at any of our clinics or get in touch over the phone at +65 6221 1121, or send us a message at enquiries@toofdoctor.com.sg and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.