At Dr Tran’s Dental Practice, we provide comprehensive dental care. We believe that routine 6 monthly check ups and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is important to reducing the development of gum disease and tooth decay, keeping your teeth healthy.
Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with a professional dental clean.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is known as gingivitis which can lead to periodontal disease and decay.
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Teeth removal is a procedure carried out for various reasons, from a requirement to provide space for orthodontic treatment, or when badly decayed teeth are beyond saving and are causing pain, or when they are problematic wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge on both sides of the upper and lower jaws. Occasionally they encounter problems due to insufficient space in the jaw, or they may grow at the wrong angle leading to only partial emergence. Partially emerged teeth create a pocket of gum that is difficult to clean, leading to infections. Impaction can also occur when a tooth pushes into another object, for example gum, bone or a wisdom tooth growing into the tooth in front. This may cause pressure resorption of the roots of these teeth, eventually leading to the loss of these healthy and functioning teeth.