Ultrasonic Scaling is the fastest, most effective and least painful method of removing these deposits of tartar that will be present if de-scaling isn’t done regularly. If these deposits of plaque and tartar which contain bacteria are not regularly removed by professional means and with good oral health care, an inflammation of the gums may be the result.
Patients will notice that the gums are red, may be swollen and bleed easily. This early form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis.
Periodontists affects the area around the roots of the teeth. This causes the gums and finally the bone to separate from the teeth, so teeth become loose and painful abscesses can form in pockets at the apex of the teeth or between the roots of molars.
At this point antibiotics are often required to eliminate the infection, and long term the only remedy is to extract the teeth, meaning that the use of dentures is the only aesthetic option. Most adults over 40 suffer from some form of periodontal disease, and regular dental hygiene visits with effective scaling and polishing is the best preventive method.