Debridement Project Essay
A debridement is a procedure for removing soft and hard deposits on the teeth. It can be either routine cleaning with light deposit, or deep cleaning with heavy plaque.
Routine cleaning is performed regularly in otherwise healthy dentition and gums. During cleaning, plaque and calculus are removed from the crowns of the teeth using hand scalers or ultrasonic scaler. The most common area for plaque to build up is inside of the lower-front teeth and on the outside of the upper molars so hygienist usually focusing on this zones first.
A deep cleaning of teeth is necessary when pockets are present due to periodontal disease. And it’s important to prevent the teeth become loose due to bone loss. If the pockets become too deep, …show more content…
The advantages of this procedure are: dentist is able to see the teeth and gums after the calculus gone; debridement procedure reduce the number of the bacteria present in the mouth; it is beneficial for people with implants, crown and bridges to keep bone and soft tissue healthy; regular cleaning help the teeth and gums stay healthy.
Procedure may involve some risks. Teeth are more susceptible to cold sensitivity because the roots exposure. Some people may suffer infection after procedure but only in a very rare circumstance. If there are symptoms such as bleeding of the gum, swelling and discharge present, it is better to see the dentist at …show more content…
Prophy paste and prophy cup, spatula, dappen dish and slow handpiece are use after debridement to polish teeth. Purpose for the polishing teeth is smooth out retention areas and prevent fast return of the calculus. Aspiration tip and 3 in 1 syringe are used for aspiration procedure. PPE for patient, dentist and nurse and any other bits and pieces such as floss; selection of interdental brushes; cotton wool rolls; gauze squares; disclosing tablets and patient mirror; toothbrush and wipe-able model of the mouth to demonstrate patient how to brush teeth. All patient’s records like charts; radiographs; hospital letters; medical history forms etc. Also, some leaflets and samples of the toothpaste, mouthwash or chewing gum are handy to have in the surgery.
Before the patient enters the treatment room, all instruments on the tray should be covert and ready on the dentist side. Slow hanpiece, 3 in 1 syringe and ultrasonic scaling tip has to be fit in the connectors. The patient’s mouthwash, tissue and aspiration tip must be ready to use on the other side- dental nurse side. Once the patient is in the surgery, he is equipped with bib and protective glasses. Also nurse and clinician putting their PPE on at this stage.
If a clinician wishes to disclose the patient first to check