At times, tartar can build up underneath the gum tissue. When this happens, it is virtually impossible to access this area and clean with a toothbrush. However, it is critical that these areas don’t go untreated. Leaving tartar under the gums or on the roots of teeth leads to periodontal disease or periodontitis. This disease will cause bones loss which can cause teeth to become diseased or even loose.
Our hygienists are trained to access and clean these areas. Cleaning these areas can sometimes be uncomfortable. If so, local anesthesia will be used to ensure that the area is numb and the patient is comfortable. Using a variety of instruments and equipment, our hygienists will ensure that all tartar is removed which will allow for the tissue and bone to heal and become more easily cleansable.