Dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely painful. Most dental cleaning can take up to 30 minutes. Generally, patients do not need a painkiller for dental cleaning. Dental Cleaning is the removal of tartar deposits and plaque that has built up over time on the teeth.
- Removal of tartar (calculus): Tartar is the plaque that has built up and hardened on the teeth.
- Plaque Removal: Plaque is a substance that is sticky and soft and almost an invisible film that has built up on the teeth. It contains living bacteria, saliva, and food debris. As the bacteria produce toxins the gums can become inflamed. This inflammation is the early stage of gum periodontal disease.
- Dental Polishing Procedure: Removal of surface stains and plaque that may not remove when scaling or brushing teeth.
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