What Are the Benefits of Having Dental Debridement?
Posted on 11/30/2019 by VistaDental
If you come into our office for a visit and hear that we recommend dental debridement, you will probably have a few questions.
Those questions will range from what it is, and why do I need it, to what will it do for me. Learning about the benefits of dental debridement is something you will need to do. The more knowledge you have, the easier it is to decide whether it is best for you.
What is Dental Debridement?
When you come into our office for a checkup, we will do a simple cleaning to prep your teeth for the checkup. This is usually enough for someone that has taken care of the teeth and maintains relatively good oral health. For someone that has neglected their teeth and gums, more work is needed to prep for the checkup. Because of the obscured view, it is often necessary to use ultrasonic and scaling tools to remove the plaque and tartar that blocks the view. That deeper cleaning is dental debridement.
Look at the Benefits
There are several reasons that dental debridement will help your oral health. Removing the plaque and tartar provides a better view of the health of the teeth and gums. It allows us to spot any problems and determine the best course of treatment.
The debridement also removes the bacteria in the mouth and can help limit the growth of bacteria. When you get the dental debridement done, you give your gums and teeth the chance to restore their healthy tissue. It helps improve your overall oral health. Dental debridement can remove the tartar and plaque buildup that occur 1 to 2 mm below the gum line. This plaque and tartar if left untreated can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and more problems.
Dental debridement does mean you will have a longer appointment. It also means you will improve your oral health thanks to the benefits of the debridement. It is worth the investment in time.
Contact our office and give us the time to help your oral health today. Make your next appointment for the good of your teeth and gums.