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4 Benefits of Dental Debridement

Posted on 1/30/2016 by Boeckel
An elderly woman undergoing a dental exam.If you haven't visited the dentist to have a cleaning in at least a year, chances will be good that you'll need a dental debridement. This isn't a standard dental cleaning, and instead, it is a procedure that removes heavy deposits of plaque and tartar from your teeth so that your dentist can accurately assess the health of your mouth.

Choosing to have this procedure can benefit your oral health in a variety of ways, and understanding the advantages of undergoing this treatment, you can make an informed decision about whether it is right for you.

Allows Your Dentist to Examine Your Teeth and Gums

If you have large deposits of plaque and tartar on your teeth, it can be difficult for your dentist to examine them and the surrounding structures. By using debridement to clean the teeth your dentist will be better able to examine your mouth, especially the areas that aware previously concealed by plaque and tartar.

Control Bacteria

Tartar is full of bacteria that can cause tooth decay, so removing it via debridement is crucial in controlling bacterial populations. Your mouth is home to hundreds of different types of bacteria, and left unchecked, they can wreak havoc on your mouth.

Removal of Deposits Below the Gum Line

Dental debridement can benefit your oral healthy by removing plaque and tartar deposits after they have moved below the gum line. This process can remove these deposits from 1-2 mm below the gums. If you really want to eliminate these deposits in order to improve your oral health long-term, it is important to have this procedure.

Your Teeth Will Have a Chance to Heal

A dental debridement gives your gums and teeth the chance to heal properly so that they can become healthy. Dangerous bacteria will release toxins that can damage the tissue and cause infection, and by using this treatment, these toxins are reduced or eliminated.

Please contact us if you have any questions about dental debridement and how it can help to restore your smile today!









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