Plaque Removal

Plaque Removal

Plaque removal with salt polishing

We need plaque removal on a regular basis, as the food we eat and bacteria that is always present in our mouth cause a thin film to form on our teeth that cannot be perfectly removed when we brush our teeth. This thin plaque transforms into calculus with time that needs professional removal. The goal of dental cleaning is to remove this hardened, calcified plaque that can cause bad breath and even periodontal disease that’s irreversible if left untreated.

Dental cleaning is especially important for expectant mothers, as untreated periodontal disease might cause premature birth and small weight babies. With regular cleanings and proper oral hygiene this can be prevented.

Plaque removal with salt polishing

Professional plaque removal is followed by polishing. The use of salt for polishing results in twice as smooth and clean dental surfaces than regular polishing and this helps avoid further plaque build-up. To remove discolorations and plaque from between teeth, we use a so-called sandblaster polishing instrument. This instrument sprays fine polishing particles mixed with water onto the dental surfaces that can remove unwanted plaque, calculus and discoloration, resulting in not only a cleaner but also a whiter surface on our teeth. After the procedure your smile will become whiter and shinier and your breath will be fresh.

Cervical hypersensitivity

Dental enamel becomes thinner near the dental cervix and continues in dental cement that covers the roots. This area is especially particularly sensitive, therefore it is covered by the gums. If, for any reason, the gum retracts, this sensitive part becomes exposed. If the cement starts to wear off, the small tubules of the dentin also become exposed and this can cause even more severe sensitivity.

What causes cervical hypersensitivity?

In most cases, cervical hypersensitivity is caused by wrong brushing technique but trauma originating from improper occlusion can also result in small cracks along the dental cervix that can cause sensitivity. Aging can also be a reason for periodontal disease that results in the retraction of the gums and cause cervix sensitivity.

Treatment of cervical hypersensitivity

In milder cases, your dentist can recommend special toothpaste and rinse to treat cervical hypersensitivity, but in more severe cases a special, fluoride varnish is used at the dentist. Another solution could be the so-called flouride iontophoresis. In cases of higher degree or larger abrasions, these areas had to be sealed with filling material in order to close them from the outside stimulus that can cause pain.

If you experience cervical hypersensitivity, it is recommended to seek advice from a dental professional, not only to eliminate the pain but also to make sure that the sensitivity is not caused by cavities or other serious conditions.

Curettage (Gingival pocket curettage)

Curettage means the deep cleaning of the periodontium, using specially formed curettage spoons. The procedure is aimed at saving loose or damaged teeth and it can also help stop tooth loss caused by possible bone- and gingival recession.

How is gingival curettage done?

Plaque can form not only on the surface of teeth but also in the gingival pockets, below the gumline. In milder cases of gingival pockets, a closed-curettage is recommended. The underlying plaque can be perfectly removed using an ultrasonic device. Open curettage is used for more serious gingival problems. During this surgical procedure we separate the gums and remove diseased and infected tissue and bone. 3-4 weeks following surgery we check progress and healing and choose the most appropriate treatment.

When is a splint recommended?

Applying a splint can help strengthen teeth as this procedure ensures that teeth cannot shift into any direction. When splinting shifting or moving teeth together, we apply a glass-fiber ribbon and esthetic, liquid filling material to fix the splint onto the teeth. Splints can be applied during different phases of dental treatment, it can either be temporary or permanent. In many cases, splints are used in the preparation phase of regenerative surgeries.

Professional plaque removal

20 000 Ft

Professional plaque removal, with salt polishing

24 000 Ft

Tooth neck sensitivity treatment (per tooth)

4 000 Ft

Periodontal closed debridement (per tooth)

5 000 Ft

Strengthening of moving teeth with a fiberglass dental shelf (per tooth)

5 000 Ft