What is Tartar?

Calculus, also known as tartar, is a health problem that occurs when daily oral and dental care routines are neglected. On teeth that are not cleaned adequately, bacterial plaques form and these plaques can form mineral deposits on teeth. These mineral deposits are called calculus. Calculus, which manifests itself in the form of a hard line formed in the lower part of teeth, must be removed from teeth. Calculus must be removed from teeth by a specialist dentist.

Why Does Calculus Occur?

The reason for the formation of calculus is that some proteins in saliva stick to teeth and some bacteria settle on this sticky layer over time. The layer formed by the combination of more than one bacteria progresses over time. Factors such as not brushing teeth regularly and disrupting oral and dental care prepare a suitable ground for the formation of calculus.

What are the Harms of Calculus?

Calculus is a disease that seems simple, but has very serious consequences if necessary precautions are not taken. The biggest damage of calculus is melting of jawbone holding teeth over time and loss of teeth accordingly. We can summarize the damage of calculus as follows; food residues left in the mouth due to deficient oral hygiene combine with the minerals in the saliva and cling to the bacterial plaque. As a result of this combination, calculus forms over time. Calculus cause gum discomfort and recession. The body understands the harm of calculus and tries to push it away from itself as it always does. Because it is aware that it is a foreign substance. Since calculus forms on teeth, the body cannot destroy it within itself. In order to do this, it starts to remove the harmful area, namely the tooth, from itself.

How is Calculus Removal Procedure Performed?

The calculus cleaning process is performed using various devices under the control of a dentist. Thanks to these devices, tooth surface-oriented cleaning is performed without any damage to the tooth enamel. There may be differences in the treatment method and duration in caculus cleaning depending on the size of the calculus, the presence of any gum diseases, if any, according to the size of the disease. If the patient does not have a very advanced gum disease, calculus cleaning is performed with the help of ultrasonic devices called Cavitron. This dental calculus cleaning process, which takes between 30 and 45 minutes, is called detertrage. In some cases, calculus accumulation is very intense and local anesthesia is needed for cleaning. All calculus under the teeth and gums are cleaned and destroyed one by one. In such cases, sometimes surgical intervention may also be necessary. This type of procedure is called curettage. In this type of procedure, where there are more calculus and intraoral problems, the duration of the session increases and the procedure to be performed changes.

How Long Does Calculus Removal Process Take?

The calculus removal process is completed in 1 or 2 sessions, depending on the density of calculus. Sessions last an average of 30 minutes.

Does the Patient Hurt during the Calculus Cleaning Process?

Calculus cleaning is a painless procedure. Patients do not feel any pain, except for minor ache, in the cleaning of calculus performed without the use of anesthesia.

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