What is dental debridement?
Dental debridement is a gentle cleaning process that removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup from teeth, gums, and oral tissue.
When is dental debridement necessary?
Dental debridement is often necessary when a patient has periodontitis. Also known as gum disease, periodontitis is an infection of the gums. It causes red, swollen, and bleeding gums, and it can cause loose teeth.
What are the benefits of dental debridement?
- Minimizes the presence of harmful bacteria in the mouth
- Minimizes the presence of tartar and plaque
- Reduces your risk of developing gingivitis
- Reduces your risk of developing periodontitis
What is the procedure for dental debridement?
Your dentist will begin by thoroughly examining the areas of your mouth affected by gum disease. Using a special instrument, he or she will remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gums. The procedure is usually painless, but you may experience slight discomfort.