PREVENTION

SEALING

Sealing, also known as filling out, is a completely painless prophylactic treatment, to fill all the crevices and indentations present on the surface of chewing teeth with a special photo hardening substance (sealant).Molar and pre-molar tooth are sealed on the chewing surfaces to unable the rests of food and bacteria to linger and to protect from cavities.

In order the sealing treatment was successful, it must be performed as soon as possible, before the cracks become demineralized and cavities appear, within a few months from appearing the surface of chewing teeth in the mouth. Properly placed sealant is in 100% effective in preventing cavity. The warranty on the sealant is for approximately 2 years. Sealed cracks should be regularly checked by a dentist or a dental hygienist in order to detect the loss of sealant early. In case of fracturing of sealant, there is the possibility of resealing the crack. It is possible to seal molar milk teeth. 

 

VARNISHING

It is a method of enriching the surface layers of enamel fluoride ions in the form of paint formulations. Fluorine ions, which by embedding in the tooth, cause that it is more resistant to cavity and less susceptible to external factors. Fluoride varnishes are now the most popular, eg. Fluor Protector or Duraphat. They adhere to enamel and release fluoride over longer periods of time(cavity reduction to 40%).

We should remember about earlier, professional cleaning, rinsing and drying the teeth before painting to allow for the embedding of a layer of calcium fluoride on the enamel surface.

Indications for the use of fluoride varnish is: prevention of dental cavities among children and adults, remineralisation of the initial decay and discoloration, prevention of secondary caries around fillings, inlays and prosthetic restorations, removal of tooth neck hypersensitivity, prevention of dental caries during orthodontic treatment (Fixed and movable braces). The treatment of varnishing is performed according to the tendency to decay. With an average inclination painting is done twice a year, or every 6 months. At higher susceptibility to caries the treatment is carried out 4 times a year, every three months. 

 

SCALING

Scaling supragingival and subgingival is a  surgery of removal hard deposits and subgingival with using ultrasonic devices called scalers. New generation scalers used in our Clinic, allowing for quick and efficient cleaning of the surface of teeth, are completely safe for the patient. Scaling is usually painless, only in the presence of inflammation of tissues surrounding the tooth, sore may appear - in this situation, a local anesthetic is applied. Each scaling is completed by polishing all the cleaned surfaces. This prevents re-deposition of plaque and provides a pleasant feeling of smoothness of the teeth for the patient. After professional tooth cleaning, it is advisable to apply fluoride varnish. This aims at:
- protection of teeth from decay;
- prevention of dental hypersensitivity of teeth necks.

 

SANDBLASTING TEETH

It is a treatment to remove sediments and discoloration of tooth crowns caused by coffee, tea, tobacco. For this purpose we use air-powdering devices, called ‘gritters’ - blasting a thin stream of a mixture of dust and  high pressure water, effectively eliminating deposits and discoloration which you can not get rid of with a toothbrush. At the end of cleaning, the teeth are ready to undergo fluoridation. Sandblasting is a safe treatment contraindicated only in case of acute gingivitis. This treatment should not be performed more frequently than once every six months.

 

IMPREGNATION

It is the common name for technology that uses silver nitrate (lapis), and which is called dentin impregnation. Such treatment shall be applied in cases where much of the surface of the milk tooth is already heavily damaged by decay and cannot be filled. Impregnation of dentin can stop tooth decay, which saves tooth removal. Milk tooth are worth saving, because the risk of premature loss can lead to the serious defects of occlusion. The only downside is that after such treatment the teeth have a distinctive black color. This treatment should be repeated five times in weekly intervals.