The tartar removal or scaling (scaling) consists in the complete removal of the deposits of plaque and calculus adhering to the tooth surface, above and below the gum by means of ultrasonic equipment (Varios 750) and / or with hand tools; Planning (sanding and blasting) which consists of the complete removal of tartar residues below the gum with root sanding and eventual blasting of periodontal pockets with diode Laser and ultrasound with a Periodontal program and in some cases even with hand tools.
Scaling takes place during hygiene session. It is performed by a dentist or hygienist and is an important technique to prevent gum and periodontal diseases.
Our surgery has carried out this treatment since 2003, with the aid of diode laser, much to our satisfaction and that of our patients. In fact, the use of this technologic treatment is much less troublesome than in the past and it also prevents us from removing layers of healthy enamel which is unfortunately inevitable with traditional manual removal techniques (courettes, scalers).
The LASER, in fact, allows us to break down under-gum tartar without having to grind the root with sharp instruments. In addition to a great comfort for the patient during the session, this brings a net reduction of dental sensitivity in post treatment. In the non-surgical treatment of periodontal pockets, where we need to remove granulation tissue (tissue created by the body in defense of an inflammatory condition), this is possible and feasible without inconvenience to the patient, obtaining an immediate coagulation and decongestion or un-swelling of the tissue.
In addition to normal daily hygiene that each of us should practice at home, we recommend an annual check-up unless otherwise prescribed by the dentist or hygienist. In fact, in the case of patients with periodontal disease, or in the case of young children ( older too) or patients undergoing orthodontic therapy, it may be necessary to go for check-ups every three / four months and sometimes even monthly.