Full Mouth Debridement

Full Mouth Debridement

Full Mouth Debridement
In Boston

What Is Full Mouth Debridement?

Full mouth debridement or dental debridement is the total removal of plaque and tartar build-up, a necessary step to prevent gum disease or the further development of gum disease.

The body naturally produces plaque and when not cleaned correctly, it hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar is far more difficult to remove than the soft, sticky substance of plaque. If it is not removed it will continue to build up and can lead to gum disease and other more serious health issues.

When you visit Dental Partners of Boston for a dental cleaning and checkup, we address both plaque and tartar. Your teeth will feel fantastic! If you miss these checkups, the deposits on your teeth become rather stubborn, making dental debridement necessary to maintain your oral health. The procedure is nothing to worry about, but if you have questions, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Why Choose Us

We are a group of award-winning dentists that covers a full range of specialties.

Our dynamic team approach guarantees you the very best care we have to offer.

We are all committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patients.

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My doctor brought in the Endodontist and Oral Surgeon in a carefully choreographed treatment plan that was thoroughly discussed and approved by me after explanations about the rationale and timing. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and put your teeth in the hands of Dental Partners.

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Why Full Mouth Debridement?

If a historian is working with fossils, they will clean every crevice carefully before examining the fossil itself. This cleaning gently removes all the dirt debris so they can assess the fossil as a whole. Now, imagine that’s your teeth and our dentists.

We carefully clean away all plaque and tartar to inspect your teeth clearly. Most of the time a hygienist does this without issue, but if the teeth have been neglected over time, the dentist requires special dental tools to remove tartar and plaque. The dentist removes the plaque and tartar to enable them to inspect your teeth properly. Full mouth debridement is not the same as a dental cleaning, but we do understand why it’s easy to confuse the two.

The Causes of Heavy Plaque

Ideally, everyone should brush their teeth twice a day, taking good care of their oral health. Sometimes the effort may not be as effective as the patient would like. When brushing too fast, using a worn brush, or a brush that is too stiff, all of these can be to blame. Some medical conditions, as well as oral health, can also contribute to build-up of plaque and calculus in the mouth. No matter what the reason, dental debridement at our Boston dental office is the first step to better oral health.

As part of your care, we suggest the proper way to brush, floss, and care for your oral health. All of these things work together to prevent calculus build-up forming over time.

The Process of Full Mouth Debridement

During regular cleanings, you may have become familiar with the scraping tools and other dental tools that remove underlying plaque. With supragingival plaque—the deeper plaque below the gum line—dentists use scaling tools and other more intensive tools. Intensive debridement often requires electronic tools that use vibrations to break up the plaque and calculus to clear the teeth. The dentist applies an ultrasonic device first before clearing away the calculus.

After the mouth debridement, the dentist can get a more complete view of your teeth and check for decay and disease including gum disease.

Deep cleanings are not often necessary, but if a patient has neglected their teeth, our dentists may find the procedure necessary. We have an excellent team and know-how to ensure that you have clean, healthy teeth.

Why Choose Dental Partners of Boston

At Dental Partners of Boston, full mouth debridement is just one of many procedures to maintain your oral health. We have a team of some of the best dentists in Boston across all areas of dentistry and use the latest medical science techniques to ensure that you have excellent dental care. It’s our commitment to excellence that sets us apart from other dental practices in the Boston area and our patients know this from the moment they set foot in the doors.

If you are looking for a dentist to perform full mouth debridement in Boston, you’ve come to the right place. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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    How did you hear about us?


    All our dentists have been listed as a Top Dentist in Boston Magazine seven years in a row!

    Every year a carefully curated list is published with the best dentists in Boston, including general dentists and specialists like us in periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and more. We’re honored to serve our patients together with an exceptional standard of care. Thank you!

    Top Dentists 2017 Awarded by Boston Magazine
    Top Dentists 2018 Awarded by Boston Magazine
    2019 Boston Top Dentist
    2020 Boston Top Dentists
    2021 Boston Top Dentists

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