Here at Firefly Family Dentistry, we are always looking for ways to better serve our patients. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we are now offering Debridement services in Wauwatosa, WI!
Debridement is a process of removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, and it’s an important part of maintaining good oral health. Plaque and tartar can build up over time, and if they’re not removed, they can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Debridement is a quick and easy way to remove plaque and tartar, and it’s something that we recommend for all of our patients. If you’re due for a cleaning or you think you might need debridement, give us a call today!
What is Debridement?
Debridement is the process of removing plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that forms on the teeth, and it can harden into tartar if it’s not removed. Tartar is difficult to remove with regular brushing and flossing, so it’s important to have it removed by a professional. Debridement is quick and easy, and it can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Why is Debridement Important?
Plaque and tartar can build up over time if they’re not removed, and this can lead to gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can cause redness, swelling, bleeding, and pain. It’s important to catch gum disease early so that it can be treated before it progresses. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
Tooth decay is another condition that can be caused by plaque and tartar build-up. Tooth decay occurs when the enamel of the tooth starts to break down. This can lead to cavities, which are holes in the teeth that need to be filled by a dentist. Bad breath is another common side effect of plaque and tartar build-up. If you’re concerned about any of these conditions, debridement might be right for you.
How Does Debridement Work?
Debridement is usually done using a scaler or curette. A scaler is a tool that vibrates quickly and removes plaque from the surface of the teeth. A curette is a small metal hook that removes plaque from below the gum line. The process usually takes less than an hour, and most patients report very little discomfort during treatment.
If you’re due for a cleaning or you think you might need debridement, give us a call today! We would be more than happy to help you maintain your oral health!