Gum Care

What is teeth cleaning ?

Dental health is an important part of your general health. Whatever your age, you should have healthy teeth. Good dental care can help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. The teeth cleaning is known as scaling. Scaling is one such procedure that keeps your gums healthy and firm. It is a procedure used to remove infected deposits like plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth surfaces. Such deposits, if not removed by scaling, it may cause infection and loosening of the gums, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Scaling is a safe and routine procedure at Zaara dental clinic and does not damage the tooth surface in any way.

why scaling is done?

Scaling is done to remove calculus (or) tartar that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing. Scaling is a common non-surgical treatment for removal of infected deposits – tartar or calculus, from the tooth surface. These deposits if not removed, it may lead to development of periodontal disease. In periodontal disease, the pocket between the tooth and gum begins to deepen. This provides an environment for anaerobic bacteria to grow. The bacteria begin to multiply rapidly and infect more of the gum and start dissolving the bone supporting the tooth. This process will progressively result in tooth loss. In order to avoid this destructive process, tooth scaling is done initially to maintain the health of periodontal tissues. Gum care treatment in Madurai at Zaara dental is of very advanced and most innovative approach in India.

How scaling is done?

Scaling is usually done with the help of ultrasonic scalers. These scalers are designed with a hand piece to which a variety of tips can be attached depending on the need. The tip of the device vibrates at a very fast rate and removes the tartar and stains from the outer surface of the tooth. At Zaara we have the most advanced ultrasonic scalers which can give you a pain free cleaning.

Does scaling damage my teeth ?

Many people commonly think that doing scaling will damage their teeth and usually they don’t prefer to do scaling. This kind of thoughts is completely a myth. Actually scaling improves the health of your periodontal tissues and prolongs the efficiency of your tooth.

How frequently scaling should be done?

Plaque formation on the teeth is a continuous process. If this is not removed by brushing it starts mineralizing into tartar within 10-14 hours. The frequency of calculus formation varies from person to person. So, the golden rule is to have a routine dental check up every 6 months. Your dentist will be able to advise you whether you need scaling or not. He will also advise you on the further steps to be taken to maintain healthy teeth. It must be emphasized again that scaling of teeth does not weaken them but prevents gum diseases and if not checked it may lead to more serious and extensive periodontal issues.

What is the benefit of doing scaling?

Maintaining a good oral hygiene is definitely needed and it can prevent the development of other oral related problems. Moreover, the mouth is the gateway to the whole body. A healthy mouth ensures a healthy body to a great extent.

What is root planing ?

Root planning is part of Gum care treatment .It is mostly done in patients with chronic periodontal problems. During the procedure, a dentist cleans deep below the gums to remove plaque and tartar build-ups on the roots of teeth where the bones are affected by the infection. Planing involves the complete removal of cementum, which is the calcified film that covers a tooth’s root.

Is root planing painful?

No, you will not feel any pain during a deep cleaning of Laser gum treatment because a local anaesthetic will be administered before the procedure begins. We are also equipped with worlds most successful and advanced wand system which is a computer controlled painless anaesthesia system.

How does root planing differs from scaling?

Scaling focuses on removing tartar on the surface of the tooth as well as below the gum line, while root planing eliminates the infected tooth structure and smoothens the root surface to promote gum reattachment.

What is periodontal flap surgery?

Periodontal flap surgery is a procedure that treats and repairs periodontal pockets. Periodontal pockets are deep spaces below your gum line that form when gum tissue detaches from your teeth. These pockets cannot be cleaned with a normal toothbrush. Periodontal pockets creates a room for harmful bacteria to grow quickly. In these conditions flap surgeries are performed to eliminate the further development of pocket formation and to hinder the microbial activities in the surrounding periodontal tissues.

Is there any speciality to perform root planning/ flap surgery?

Yes, periodontist are specialized to perform srp/flap surgery, very few people are aware of this, at Zaara Dental Clinic in Madurai, we have the best periodontist who have dedicated and have mesmerising hand work to give you charming smiles with confident smiles.

What is frenectomy?

frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure to remove a frenum from the mouth when it is too tight or short and limits movement in the mouth. These frenums have no distinct purpose and removing those causes no loss of function. For painless frenectomy, we at Zaara perform frenectomy procedures with the help of lasers. Laser at Zaara are the best in India with the most sophisticated heat free technology, which shall give you complete pain free Gum care treatment in Madurai .

Cost of scaling or tooth cleaning?

Gum disease treatment cost in Madurai starts from rs.500/- to rs.1000/- based on calculus present.