It includes the removal of soft and hard dental deposits on the surface of the tooth and in the gum trough, followed by polishing the teeth with a special paste and tips with different abrasiveness. Helps to avoid not only periodontitis, but also other troubles with teeth. To understand why this procedure is needed, let’s understand the terminology.
Ultrasonic tooth cleaning is a hygienic procedure that is performed to remove soft and hard deposits from the surface of the enamel using an ultrasonic scaler. An ultrasonic scaler is a special device designed for the treatment and prevention of various dental diseases.
Periodontitis is a disease of the gums, root disease, inflammation of the tissues around the tooth. The gum groove (gingival sulcus) is the physiological space between the gum and the tooth surface. Gingival pocket (gingival pocket, periodontal pocket) is a space formed as a result of destruction of the periodontal junction and circular ligament of the tooth, as well as resorption of bone tissue and alveolar walls. Microorganisms, food debris, a large number of destroyed leukocytes accumulate in the periodontal pocket.
It is important not to confuse this concept with the sanitation of the oral cavity. Sanitation is a collective term that includes a clinical examination of the teeth, probing of the gingival trough or periodontal pockets, if any, assessment of tooth mobility, assessment of the condition of the soft tissues of the oral cavity, x-ray diagnostics of all teeth, ultrasonic cleaning of teeth, extraction (removal) of non-viable teeth , temporary teeth in case of their presence and suturing of holes after manipulation, restoration of enamel in case of fractures that do not require endodontic treatment.
Any manipulation in the oral cavity of a cat requires general anesthesia. Before anesthesia of any complexity and duration, a screening examination of the body is necessary, and in case of abnormalities, a more detailed one.
Such measures are taken primarily in order to protect the patient from injury, aspiration (inhalation or passive entry into the lungs of various substances in a massive volume, in this case it is water, local antiseptics, blood, fragments of dental deposits), pain and stress.
Do not miss visits to the veterinary dentist, brush your teeth with a brush and paste for cats at home at least 3 times a week, if any deviations occur, contact a specialist: this will prevent bad breath from developing and keep your cat’s teeth healthy for years to come.
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Abril 22 2020
Atualizado em: abril 23, 2020