What is Dental Calculus Treatment? (Detertraj)
 Tartar, also known as tartar, is formed by the hardening of the plaques accumulated on the teeth and is a problem that can lead to gingival recession and gingivitis, and advanced tooth loss if not cleaned.

 If dental calculus, which can be seen in the gingival line and below the gingival line, causes gingivitis, the first symptom appears as gingival bleeding. Tartar, which causes not only health problems but also aesthetic problems, appears as dark spots around the teeth and causes bad odor in the mouth.

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The price of dental calculus treatment on the duration of the procedure and the dentist who will perform the procedure. However, the details of the province, district and district where the clinic or practice is located also affect the price.

 While an average of 400 TL is paid for the dental calculus treatment, this figure may exceed 1,000 TL in the clinics of some famous dentists located in well-known districts of metropolitan cities such as Istanbul and Izmir. Apart from private practice and clinics, dental calculus treatment is also performed in state hospitals and the procedures are generally free of charge.
After the tartar is formed, they cling to the tooth surface very strongly, therefore it is not possible to clean tartar at home. Cleaning of tartar called detertraj should be done by the dentist every 6-12 months. Except in cases where there are very intense tartar problems and the patient's pain threshold is low, tartar cleaning is performed without the need for anesthesia.

 The dentist cleans the tartar on the tooth surface and under the gums with the help of special tools produced for tooth cleaning. The duration of the procedure depends on the density of dental calculus in the patient's mouth. Pain and bleeding may occur during the cleaning of very intense dental stones. Apart from this, the procedure is completed without pain and bleeding in patients who have regular dental care. After the cleaning of the tartar is completed, the tooth surfaces are polished by polishing.
  •  After tartar cleaning, excessive sensitivity can be observed in the teeth and gums.
  •  For the first 24 hours, excessive cold and excessively hot food consumption should be avoided.
  •  After the procedure, the toothpaste and mouthwash recommended by the dentist should be used.
  •  Teeth should be regularly brushed twice a day.
  •  After the tartar is cleaned, the spaces between the teeth become apparent.

A common belief among people is that dental calculus treatment harms teeth. There is no scientific source on which this belief is based. Dental calculus treatment is essential for healthy teeth and gums.

 Teeth that are not checked and cleaned regularly may suffer losses due to gum problems in the future.
Tartar is formed by the hardening of plaques that accumulate on poorly cleaned tooth surfaces. Therefore, calculus formation can be prevented or kept to a minimum thanks to proper oral care. Brushing teeth twice a day and flossing in places where the toothbrush is out of reach helps prevent tartar formation.

Written on 21/08/2019


Last Update: 22/04/2021


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