Gum health not protected by dental phobia, OK with sleep anesthesia
After dental treatment, one of the things you must hear is, ‘ Should I get a scaling ?’ Although we know that scaling is essential for oral health , you may be wondering about the ideal scaling cycle if you receive a scaling recommendation every time you go to the dentist.
There is no set period for scaling, but experts advise that twice a year is appropriate. If you regularly use dental floss or interdental toothbrushes, it may be sufficient to get scaling once a year according to the advice of a specialist.
Regular scaling, essential for gum health
After scaling, the tartar is removed and you can feel your entire mouth feeling refreshed for some time after the procedure. It is said that regular scaling is essential for gum health in addition to the brightened tooth color and refreshing feeling that you can generally feel after scaling.
Dr. Ho-jeong Kwak, a specialist, said, “Scaling is a treatment that removes plaque and tartar from the gums. Tartar and plaque cannot be completely removed by brushing alone, so scaling is essential. Considering that the main causes of gum disease are tartar and plaque, scaling can be said to be the basis of preventing gum disease.”
However, there are some people who have difficulty in scaling, which is a relatively simple treatment. This is because of the unpleasant feeling of shaking and tingling of the teeth during scaling. Of course, you may feel a shaking sensation as the teeth that have been spread due to tartar take their place, and the swollen gums will contract. This tingling sensation may be felt as the tooth root is exposed .
However, sensations such as shaking or tingling of the teeth appear briefly immediately after the procedure and disappear after a few days. However, if you have dental phobia, it is not only difficult to receive a scaling procedure, but also this discomfort after scaling is not easy to bear.
Sleep anesthesia treatment, essential for dental care for patients with dental phobia When scaling is delayed due to fear and discomfort about dental procedures, it is an instant that accumulated tartar and plaque lead to gum disease. The more severe the gum disease, the more complex and difficult the treatment becomes, and it is natural that the more severe the dental phobia.
At this time, one of the methods that enables patients with dental phobia to receive scaling and gum treatment is sleep dental treatment. Sleep treatment using sedation therapy is highly satisfactory for those with dental phobia, as it allows you to receive dental treatment in a comfortable feeling as if you woke up from sleep .
Specialist Dr. Ho-Jeong Kwak said, “During sleep treatment, the monitor constantly monitors ECG, carbon dioxide concentration, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation, as well as an intravenous anesthetic device that accurately injects drugs to provide accurate and safe sleep anesthesia treatmentWe are making it possible .”
However, as it is a difficult procedure, it is natural that a doctor with extensive experience in sedation should perform the operation. Accordingly, in the case of Terrace Dental Director Ho-Jeong Kwak , based on several years of intravenous anesthesia training at the Department of Anesthesia at New York City Hospital , USA, he has performed more than 6,000 clinical cases so far, and his ability is recognized in the field of sleep dentistry. You might think that regular scaling is a simple precaution, but if you postpone it out of fear, it can seriously worsen your oral health. Therefore, it is recommended to maintain healthy teeth through scaling and gum treatment that minimizes the burden with sleep anesthesia.