Date: April 17, 2014 Richard Jones

Dental Cleaning

dental cleaningEveryone should have regular dental cleaning done, to ensure that their teeth and overall dental health is properly taken care of; regular dental deep cleaning also helps in making sure that a person is as far away from dental cavities and other dental problems as possible, or if these conditions are already present – that the situation does not worsen any further into more serious dental concerns.

This is Dentistry will guide you to the information you need to know about dental cleaning, so you will be empowered with the knowledge of what to expect when you go for a dental deep cleaning session with your dentist. You can also get in touch with a dentist in your area who can perform the dental deep cleaning and inform you of the dental cleaning cost through This is Dentistry and its comprehensive dentist directory.

Preparing for Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning procedures will not normally need an anesthetic; however, if you are particularly anxious about the procedure, you need to talk to your dentist about it before he proceeds with the dental deep cleaning. The dentist may prescribe a tranquilizer to deal with your anxiety before the dental cleaning, or can give you nitrous oxide prior to the dental clean treatment. Relaxation exercises can sometimes be effective as well in dealing with a patient’s anxiety before the dental deep cleaning starts.

The Dental Cleaning Procedure

These are the steps which are commonly done during a dental deep cleaning treatment, along with the tools that are used by the dentist.

  • The dentist uses an ultrasonic piece of equipment to remove and loosen larger pieces of tartar from your teeth. This piece of equipment can cause vibrations that will feel ticklish, and can also spray a mist of cool water to make the dental cleaning process more comfortable.
  • A scaler (which looks like a metal hook) or a curette may be used to pry harder pieces of plaque from your teeth; when these are used during dental deep cleaning, some people may feel discomfort or pain – this will depend on the pain threshold of a specific patient. Scalers and curettes can also be used in smoothing out the teeth surfaces.
  • After cleaning and smoothing the teeth, your dentist can then proceed to polishing them with the use of a tooth polisher; this polisher can also eliminate smaller pieces of plaque during the dental cleaning. Prophylaxis paste will be applied to the tooth polisher (like putting toothpaste on a toothbrush), and will then be applied to teeth surfaces for that polished look.

 

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