Tartar (Dental calculus) removal is actually a procedure of removing hard and soft deposits from their surface. The main goals of tartar removal are preventive (prevents the occurrence of periodontal disease) or therapeutic (stopping or slowing down its further progression).Tartar removal should be performed for 4 to 6 months, and in some cases more often. If it is performed regularly, the removal of tartar is a completely painless procedure and falls under the preventive therapy of periodontal disease, but also under the therapy within its treatment. In terms of prevention, a minimum of two therapies per year are recommended unless otherwise determined by the dentist.
Tartar is the main auxiliary factor in the development of periodontal disease. With its sharp edges, it causes damage to the gums and as a consequence, bleeding occurs when brushing your teeth. Its microscopic structure in the form of holes is an ideal place for hiding bacteria and micro-food residues from the brush fibers, which makes adequate oral hygiene difficult.
Tartar can be found under the gums and it is not visible to the naked eye, but only a dentist can detect it by examination. This tartar, which we call subgingival (under the gingiva), is the most dangerous and leads to periodontal disease.