No matter how well you take care of your teeth, there are some things you can’t control. Even if you brush and floss every day, there is going to be some dental plaque that builds up and is difficult to remove. You may notice some rough spots near your gum line on the back side of your teeth, even after you’ve just brushed. That type of plaque can harden and turn into tartar, and that’s a problem you can’t solve by yourself. Tartar on your teeth needs to be removed in Dr. Darren Chu’s dental office using a procedure called dental scaling in Anaheim.
Dental scaling in Anaheim is done by scraping your teeth with special dental instruments. Scaling takes place both above your gum line and below the gums where our experienced dental hygienist removes the tartar that’s stuck on your teeth. Depending on the severity of the tartar, we may need to use an ultrasonic scaling device in addition to just scraping manually with instruments.
Once the scaling is done, root planing is performed to smooth out the rough spots where the tartar once was. The reason for doing the scaling and planing procedures is to help prevent gingivitis and other gum diseases. If tartar is allowed to continue growing it can cause tooth decay above and below the gum line. Excess tartar can actually put you at risk for heart problems or strokes, so it’s very important to take care of your teeth and gums. Dental scaling in Anaheim may be recommended to help prevent not only gum problems with overall health problems as well.
So if you feel anything on the back of your teeth near the gum line, call Dr. Chu’s office at 714-637-8003 and make an appointment today. We will do a dental exam and let you know if dental scaling and root planing are needed. We can take care of both in one simple dental visit.