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Tooth Cleaning Questions

What is tooth cleaning?

Tooth cleaning should be part of an individual’s daily oral hygiene everyday. Tooth cleaning consists on removing dental plaque from individual’s teeth, when doing this; this can prevent cavities, gingivitis and even periodontal disease. Individual who maintain their oral hygiene by brushing their teeth cannot always remove harmful plaque and tarter in their mouth, that’s why it is important to upkeep on dental appointments so dentist can remove any hard deposits. Individuals who have experiences with teeth cleaning may have had questions throughout their process. Uncertainties of what a deep tooth cleaning process is, or if a routine tooth cleaning can protect them from other types of dental diseases can often lead to the questions answered below by Experts.

After getting teeth cleaning from a dentist an individual is experiencing swollen gum and throat along with a discharge of blood and clear fluid from their nose, are these symptoms from teeth cleaning?

Prolonged bleeding is a common symptom of a deep teeth cleaning. After five days is should start to subside as long as proper home care is being administered. If you are taking any blood thinner medications then that could hinder your blood clotting. Your physician can tell you if it is safe to stay off these meds for a few days.

Proper home care is crucial to a speedy recovery. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. You can purchase glyoxide at the pharmacy and place a few drops on your bottom and top teeth and rinse with water vigorously for a minute and spit. If you are unable to find glyoxide at the pharmacy you can use instead peroxide dilute half with water.

  As for the discharge down your throat and fluid from your nose this is not typical and may not be related from your teeth cleaning. But if there is a bad taste with the discharge down your throat, that can indicate an infection. If you are finished with your round of antibiotics then you may want to make an appointment to visit with your dentist. He can put you on another round if it is an infection.  

What is deep tooth cleaning and is it safe?

Having deep tooth cleaning is completely safe. The deep teeth cleaning process includes your dentist removing tartar and plaque from your teeth. They do this by scaling and polishing individual’s teeth. If tartar and plaque are left on the teeth it promotes a perfect environment for bacteria to grow and damage the support of your teeth. Tooth loss is an eventuality of tartar and plaque being left to do as they please.

How can an individual stop bleeding from gums after visiting the dentist a day ago for teeth cleaning?

If you are experiencing bleeding from a tooth cleaning procedure you can help yourself by biting on wet tea bags. You can also apply pressure to the bleeding area with gauze. Applying pressure will be a key factor to subsiding the bleeding. Additionally increasing the intake of vitamin K will help. If all else fails you can apply a liquid bandage called a perio dressing. If bleeding persists then you may need to go back to the doctor to see what may be the cause.

Does professional deep cleaning prevent plaque from coming again to the teeth below the gum line or should it be done periodically like normal teeth cleaning?

A professional deep cleaning does not prevent plaque from forming again on a person’s teeth below the gum line. Bacterial plaque and tartar will begin to re-form as soon as it is removed. It is very common and suggested to repeat a deep cleaning procedure. Your dentist will be able to set up a schedule of deep cleanings. Most common intervals of deep cleaning can be 3 or 6 months for those who are on a Periodontal Maintenance Program.

What can an individual do if they have asthma and choke while a normal routine of teeth cleaning?

A few things need to be considered when trying to diagnose why you may be choking during a teeth cleaning procedure. It may not be related to your asthma. It could simply be due to the inhalation of particles from the cleaning. It can also be a gagging reflex that you then associate with choking.

If your asthma is the cause then your normal physician will need to try to manage it by prescribing a preventive medication or a simple rescue inhaler. If you can pinpoint the specific allergen and then find the source in the dental office and see if it would be possible to remove the items while you are receiving your teeth cleaning.

Teeth cleaning can be a scary and confusing process, especially when you have never been to a dentist for this procedure. Having accurate information and clear insight about tooth cleaning can help when dealing with questions about tooth cleaning. Experts can help answer many questions relating to teeth cleaning procedures. Get the answers fast and affordably by asking an Expert.
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