The objective of scaling and root planing is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.
Ultrasonic scaler removes plaque and tartar from the teeth.
Polishing Regardless of how careful we are during the scaling/curettage phase of teeth cleaning, minor defects of the tooth surface occur. Polishing smoothes out the defects and removes plaque missed during previous steps. Pumice or polishing paste is used on a polishing cup for the procedure.
How to Polishing
▶ 12 Steps of the Professional Teeth-Clearing
Step1 : Oral exam on awake animal
Step2 : Oral examination under inhalation anesthesia
Step3 : Charting
Step4 : Dental radiology
Step5 : Calculus removal above gumline
Step6 : Calculus removal below the gumline with a curette
Step7 : Polishing smoothes out the defects and removes plaque missed during previous steps.
Step8 : With irrigation, diseased tissue and plaque are removed from the pocket or sulcus.
Step9 : Application of fluoride
Step10 : Therapy to treat lesions
Step11 : Home care instructions.
Step12 : FFollow up to monitor periodontal disease and prevent halitosis.