Dental Problems Scale and
Clean Can Address
Most of us have been there – we're talking to someone and suddenly realise that they have bad breath; it can be an embarrassing experience, but it's also a common one. Bad breath, technically known as halitosis, can be caused by several factors, including smoking, eating certain foods, or simply not brushing your teeth regularly. However, in many cases, bad breath results from something more serious, such as gum disease or a sinus infection.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection of the gums and bones that support the teeth. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. Plaque can harden into calculus, or tartar, which can only be removed by professional cleaning, and if gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.
Bleeding gums are a sign that something is wrong with your gums. Contrary to popular belief, it is not normal to experience gum bleeding when brushing your teeth. Frequent bleeding of the gums is a sign of gum inflammation called gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused by plaque but reversible with good oral hygiene practices. However, if left untreated, it can lead to more serious forms of gum disease.
The most common cause of toothache is tooth decay. When bacteria from plaque gain access to the tooth, it can cause the breakdown of tooth structure, leading to cavities which can gradually lead to pain. With regular removal of plaque through scale and clean, a toothache can be prevented.
Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists
At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, our team has years of experience providing scale and clean treatments. We understand that many patients feel anxious about visiting the dentist, so we take a gentle and caring approach. Our goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and receive a high standard of care.
State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
We pride ourselves on providing our patients with exceptional dental care. Our friendly team are always on hand to provide professional advice and treatment. In addition, our state-of-the-art clinic is equipped with the latest dental technology, meaning that your scaling and cleaning treatment will be carried out safely and effectively. So why not come and see us today? We’re sure you’ll be impressed with what we have to offer.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
Dentalcare of Forrestfield is the ideal choice for your next scale and clean treatment. We accept all major health fund providers, as well as a variety of popular payment plan options.That means you can get the quality care you need without breaking the bank. We also offer a wide range of other dental services, so you can be sure to find everything you need all in one convenient location.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Scale and Clean
Dental scaling and cleaning are important for people of all ages, but they are particularly important for those at risk for gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss. Scaling and cleaning treatments help remove plaque and tartar that can build up on teeth and help prevent gum disease. Regular dental scaling and cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral health for those at risk of gum disease.
Many patients worry that dental scaling and cleaning will be painful. While it is true that the scaler used in professional dental cleaning can cause some sensitivity, the cleaning itself is not generally painful. The scaler produces vibrations that can sometimes be felt by patients with sensitive teeth. However, this sensation is usually short-lived and does not last for the duration of the cleaning. Any discomfort experienced during dental scaling and cleaning is typically mild and temporary.
For most patients, the benefits of having a clean and healthy mouth far outweigh any minor discomfort that may be experienced during the procedure.
Dental scaling and cleaning is an important part of maintaining oral health. The procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and polishing the teeth to remove any surface stains.
The first step in dental scaling and cleaning is to use a small dental mirror to examine the teeth. Your dentist will then use a scaler to remove any plaque or tartar visible on the tooth surfaces. A scaler is a small handheld tool with a curved tip vibrating rapidly. Next, the dentist will use a high-powered brush to remove any remaining plaque or tartar. Finally, the dentist will polish the teeth to remove any surface stains.
For polishing, a slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup is used. To make the teeth smooth and shiny, a gritty toothpaste-like substance called prophylaxis paste is scooped into a cup and applied to the teeth. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete.
Regular professional teeth cleanings are important for keeping your teeth healthy and your smile shining bright. But how often do you need to have a scale and clean? The general rule is to have your teeth scaled and cleaned at least twice a year. However, patients with periodontal problems or those at high risk for tooth decay or gum disease may need more frequent scale and clean treatments.
Talk to your dentist if you’re unsure how often you should have your teeth cleaned. We will be able to give you customised recommendations based on your unique oral health needs.
A routine dental check-up with a scale and cleaning treatment costs between $200 and $275, depending on your needs and plaque build-up. On the other hand, if an x-ray is required, the cost might be anywhere from $300 to $390.
Schedule a consultation with our friendly team today to get a quotation of the average cost of your scale and procedure. We will be able to assess your condition and design a treatment plan that is based on your individual needs.