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Healthier and Brighter Smile with Scale & Clean in Cockburn Central

You’re tired of your teeth feeling rough, and you’re starting to feel embarrassed about your smile.

Imagine having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months by a friendly dental clinic that will make sure your teeth are as healthy as they can be. Your mouth will be left feeling fresh and clean, without any tartar or plaque deposits on your teeth at all.

At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer professional cleanings with our experienced dental hygienists. Our advanced cleaning technique removes all dental plaque and tartar from your teeth, so they feel smooth and clean again.

Common Dental Problems that Scale and Clean Can Fix

These are the common dental issues that scaling and cleaning can fix:

1.) Gingivitis

Another name for this condition is gum disease. Plaque on your teeth accumulates bacteria, which hardens into tartar. Dental tartar build-up results in irritated, red, swollen, and uncomfortable gums. When you have gingivitis, you may notice bleeding during regular brushing or flossing. When there is gum recession, plaque and bacteria can accumulate and damage the teeth more easily.

2.) Periodontitis

A severe form of periodontal disease in which the gums, bone, and soft tissues that support your teeth are damaged. Teeth may become loose, or you may lose them altogether. Symptoms include bad breath, red and swollen gums, gum recession, bleeding gums, pain when chewing, tooth loss, and pus around the teeth and gums.

3.) Cavities

These are holes that form in your teeth due to tooth decay. Decayed teeth result from bacteria eating away at the tooth surface. Bacteria use sugar as fuel to produce acid that attacks your teeth. Cavities can cause pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, toothaches, and infection.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of periodontal disease or instances of tooth decay, please see your dental health professional as soon as possible. Catching and treating these conditions early on is key to preventing further damage.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scale & Clean

A dental check-up and a scaling and cleaning appointment for your teeth every six months are recommended for people with healthy teeth and gums. However, it should be performed on a regular basis, typically every 3 to 4 months for patients with a history of gum disease or active gum disease.

Getting your teeth scaled and cleaned is done by your dentist during your regular visit. In this cleaning process, plaque and tartar build-up are removed from your gum line and teeth using an ultrasonic scaler. Additionally, fluoride varnish can be applied after the cleaning procedure.

Your dentist may need to administer a local anaesthetic to relieve any discomfort during the dental treatment if you are concerned about pain.

The process of scaling your teeth does not cause any pain. The dentist will administer a local anesthetic during your dental procedure so you will not experience any pain.
This outpatient operation can be done in the dentist’s office with or without local anaesthetic. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you have regarding pain. If you feel that you cannot tolerate pain or anxiety, tell your dentist and they will provide you with options.

Root planing is a common treatment for moderate to severe gum disease. It is also used to treat chronic periodontitis, which is a long-term infection of the gums. The procedure involves deep cleaning the teeth to remove subgingival bacteria using advanced tools.

A dentist uses root planing to remove plaque and tartar build-up on the roots of teeth where an infection has affected the bones. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. It can harden into tartar or calculus over time. Tartar and calculus are difficult to remove with daily brushing and flossing and can cause gum disease if not removed.

Depending on your dental needs, a standard dental checkup with scaling and cleaning costs between $115 and $165 for each consultation. If an x-ray is necessary, there will be a cost of $30 to $60. It is occasionally necessary to have fluoride treatment after cleaning, and this procedure usually costs $25 to $55.

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perfect smile today!