BEST DENTAL CLINIC
Best Dental Co Ltd
Before acknowledging the importance of a scaling to our oral hygiene, we need to understand the structure and functioning of the periodontium (perio = around, odontos = tooth).
The periodontium consists of the tissues which surround and support the teeth. Their function is to attach the tooth to the surrounding alveolar bone and provide a support to the tooth during function. The periodontium can be divided into the gingivae and periodontal ligament.
In the absence of adequate oral hygiene, periodontal diseases develop, such as gingivitis, periodontitis. Their causes are the accumulation of dental plaque and calculus which are influenced by the following factors:
Local factors which contribute to the development of periodontal diseases, e.g., irritating dental restorations, crowded dentition, high fraenal attachment and prostheses.
Following examination and diagnosis, periodontal therapy is usually carried out as follows at Best Dental Co Ltd:
Scaling, known as hygiene phase therapy, is of paramount importance for the successful prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. Of the same degree of importance is the ability of patients to maintain an adequate standard of plaque control. It is recommended to visit the dental surgeon every six months for a scaling and for patients suffering from systemic diseases, a visit every three to four months is highly solicited.