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, dentist will perform scaling of the root surfaces to remove calculus.
Before treatment may commence, the patient is offered local anaesthesia to prevent pain and put him at ease. Debridement procedure can be painful for people with sensitivity or deep pockets. Also …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