ADVICES AFTER PLAQUE REMOVAL
Tartar forms on the surface of the tooth, may it be natural or artificial, and also below the gums. This process is fostered by thick consistency saliva, fillings which exceed the edges of the cavity, lack of mastication on the respective teeth, incorrect brushing. After plaque removal, avoid colored food and beverages, as well as temperature variations. You might have very sensitive teeth, and in this case we recommend fluoride toothpaste. Ultrasound plaque removal treatment is a professional cleaning technique that yields superior results to manual brushing. The plaque removal device reaches under the gums as well, preventing periodontal diseases and gingivitis.
Keep in mind that smoking causes tooth pigmentation, this is why we recommend that smokers come in for plaque removal 4 times a year.
Your gums will be more sensitive following plaque removal; you may experience pain or bleeding, which will go away in no time. We recommend you massage your gums with antibacterial (Elugel) and healing (Gengigel) 2-3 times a day and chlorhexidine mouthwash. The later is not recommended to pregnant women. Also, after long use of chlorhexidine mouthwash, we recommend you have a professional plaque removal. At patients who suffer from periodontitis, the plaque removal may cause more severe symptoms. We recommend you start an antibiotics treatment a day before the procedure and carry it for a week after.
Patients with implants will get a special prophylaxis treatment where plaque removal is done with carbon tips, which clean around the implants without affecting them.
It is important that you keep a strict hygiene at home, to minimize the occurrence of tartar.
We recommend you respect the deadlines recommended by the hygienist and come in for profilaxy treatment.