Treatment of Dental Calculus
Dental calculus is very dangerous as it leads to tooth decay and periodontal problems and severe inflammation. It is very important to regularly visit a dental hygienist who diagnoses this condition and will offer several options how to remove dental calculus: physically, chemically or mechanically.
The physical removal of dental calculus is made with the help of ultrasonic instruments. These include special ultrasound machines and other instruments.
Ultrasound is very effective for removal of dental calculus. Due to the small fluctuations inside the structure, even highly compressed and massive deposits break off and are eliminated from the surface of the tooth. However, in order to make this manipulation the dentist should be very carefully with prior preparation.
Before the removal of dental calculus, you need to use a weak antiseptic solution. Ultrasound machine must be connected to the device for water irrigation of crowns, because cleaning without water will lead to overheating of the pulp and its inflammation. The best services of dental calculus treatment are available for you at Dentist Direct Dubai dental clinics in Dubai!
The tip of the ultrasonic device must be placed at an acute angle to the enamel surface. The parallel or perpendicular setting is invalid as it will lead to strong deep influence of the sound wave, strong cavitation in the enamel and the pulp and tooth destruction.
For the chemical removal of dental calculus by chemical means various groups of medicines are used:
- Desorbent. It disrupts the process of attachment of microorganisms to the surface of the enamel;
- Special chemical drugs which are able to partially destroy the calculus and make it thinner;
- Solvents (weak acids);
- Film that covers the enamel and does not allow pathogenic flora to expand. Applied until the next meal;
- Enzymes. Effectively dissolve dental calculus at the microscopic level, causing its disintegration and removal.