How can it be treated?
All forms of periodontal treatment are based on the quasi-total elimination of bacteria by the dental surgeon, along with the disruption, 3 times per day, of biofilm by the patient (brushing and interdental cleaning).
Scale removal consists in detaching the tartar from the teeth (crown and root).
Surfacing, on the other hand, removes any residual tartar, leaving a smoother surface.
The frequency of scale removal is defined by the dental surgeon.
The dental surgeon may prescribe the use of antiseptics (in toothpaste or mouth wash form) or antibiotics.
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