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Dental scaling and root planing at Polished Dental Hygiene Vancouver

Dental scaling and root planing treats gum disease by removing gingivitis and periodontitis causing bacteria from around the teeth (tartar or calculus around the teeth and under the gums). .

Scaling and root planing can come completed via our hand instruments and with the use of power instruments that use water to irrigate the gums as well. The power instruments can be a Piezo or a Cavitron depending on different hygienists.


At Polished Dental Hygiene Vancouver, the Cavitron ultrasonic instrument is used. However, if you have a preference between hand scaling and ultrasonic instrumentation, please let Polished Dental Hygiene Vancouver know and Polished Dental Hygiene Vancouver will try their best to accommodate you.

. Tartar is a colony of pathogenic bacteria that triggers our inflammatory responses. Gingivitis and periodontitis are both inflammatory conditions. . The bacteria that cause gum disease are different from the bacteria that cause cavities. For a healthy mouth, a healthy balance of the two, along with other bacteria, can be present. . Visit Polished Dental Hygiene Vancouver to learn about how the normal flora (bacteria) can be changed so there is a good balance of bacteria to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis.

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