What is Tartar?
Tartar is formed by the precipitation of minerals in saliva to the bacterial plaque formed in the teeth and it must be cleaned.
Why should the tartar be cleaned?
If the tartar is not cleaned, gingival bleeding, bad breath and regional sensitivities may develop, and tooth loss may occur due to infection and bone destruction.
With the tooth surface cleaning and root surface straightening, the aim is to stop the progress of the problems mentioned and to treat them. There is no other treatment method that can be done today instead of this treatment process.
Is Constant Tartar Cleaning Required and What Awaits Us After Treatment?
In order to prevent recurrence of tartar, bacterial plaque formation should be prevented, so the teeth should be brushed regularly and dental floss should be used to clean the interdental surfaces.
Pain, bleeding, mild swelling, abscess or discoloration of the skin may occur in the first 1-2 days following the treatment (The recommendations of the dentist should be followed to the maximum to prevent these). Depending on the severity of the gingival disease, conditions such as tooth spacing, gingival recession, and easier food accumulation between teeth may occur. Sensitivity to hot and cold may occur in the teeth after treatment. During the treatment, a temporary increase in hanging may occur in the teeth. Slight pain may be felt when pressing on the teeth. The response of the gingiva, which is a living tissue, to the treatment (recovery) varies from patient to patient. Therefore, there may be situations that do not respond to treatment and repeated sessions may be required. The recovery of tissues can take 3‑4 weeks after some gingival treatments. After the necessary gingival treatments, if necessary, the first control appointment is made 3 months later, and routine checks are made at 6 or 12-month intervals. As a result of this treatment, complete recovery can be achieved, and advanced periodontal surgical treatments can also be recommended when necessary.
What Happens If Tartar Cleaning, Namely Periodontal Treatment, Is Not Performed?
If the recommended treatment is not applied, gingival disease continues in the area where the teeth are. Increased mobility of the teeth, decrease in chewing function and tooth loss may occur in the later period depending on the progression of the disease. Periodontal tissues with impaired health also negatively affect general health.
Advanced periodontal surgical procedures such as periodontal flap, root surface closure, gingivectomy are performed in our clinic.