SynClean is our primary-tier hygiene package, and it involves a scale and polish procedure perfect for those beginning to show signs of mild gum disease. The procedure focuses on areas of hard calculus at or below the gum lining and on the surface of the teeth. This treatment may require more than one session to achieve the best results.
What is SynClean?
A SynClean is own most basic hygiene package and provides the patient with a scale and polish. The procedure aims to tackle tough, mineralised areas of plaque called calculus. This can cause severe damage to your oral health, as plaque will begin to irritate the gum and cause it to become inflamed. Your gums will eventually start to recede and leave the bone under your gum exposed to damage and could even lead to losing your teeth.
Hard calculus cannot be removed with an everyday toothbrush and needs to be removed in a professional environment using specialist instruments. Do get rid of the largest areas calculus on the teeth, your dentist will usually use an ultrasonic dental scaler, while tougher spots of calculus (if there are areas of particularly tough hard calculus) may require a specialist manual scaler to achieve the most optimal results.
How is it done?
There are two important steps to a scale and polish which need to be done in order to get rid of damaging hard calculus and protect your teeth from harm. The first step involved scaling to teeth with an ultrasonic dental scaler. Your dentist may also use a manual scaler if it required for your case. This step will get rid of most of the calculus build-up on the surface of the teeth and under the gum line – targeting under the gum line is particularly important for preventing the onset of periodontitis.
The second stage involves a polish which will leave your mouth feeling clean and healthy. periodontitis is not a cosmetic treatment, and it is required to get the best protection for your teeth. The polish allows your dentist to smooth out any rough areas that may have formed on the surface of the tooth, as these areas can be difficult to clean with a toothbrush. The treatment itself rarely takes longer than 15-20 minutes, but this could run over to multiple sessions if your hygiene is particularly poor.
Will it hurt?
No. A scale and polish will likely do little more than cause you to feel slightly uncomfortable. You may feel scarping sensations and pressure, but this will not hurt when it is being done on the tooth. Once your dentist starts to scale under and around the gum lining, they will likely use a local anaesthetic which will eliminate any pain that could be caused by numbing the gums.
Should I get it done regularly?
If plaque build-up is particularly harmful to your oral health, your dentist may arrange to have repeat appointments booked as a preventative measure. Otherwise, you should always attend your regular check-up appointments, and your dentist will be able recommended you for a SynClean as and when it might be beneficial.