Methods and aims of prophylaxis
PTC (professional teeth cleaning)
During professional teeth cleaning, our trained prophylaxis assistants gently remove bacterial plaque and tartar from the teeth. Your teeth are cleaned in our surgery in Mainz with the aid of ultrasonic devices or special hand-held instruments. A powder jet device can also be used to remove discolouration caused by coffee, tea or smoking. By removing hard and soft plaque from teeth, the metabolism of bacteria is inhibited, thus preventing bad breath. The patient’s tooth surfaces are then smoothed with a polishing paste to delay the reattachment of bacterial plaque to the teeth. To complete the treatment, fluoridation can be useful. It serves to remineralise the tooth substance, increases the resistance of the enamel to acids and thus prevents caries.
Regular implant cleaning is indispensable for the long-term preservation and best possible protection of your implant dentures. Bacterial plaque on your teeth can trigger inflammatory processes which, in the worst case, could result in the loss of your implants. Professional implant cleaning can effectively prevent inflammation of the gums in the implant area, which contributes to the long-term preservation of your implants.
Implant cleaning is carried out as part of a professional dental cleaning. Your natural teeth as well as your dentures, tongue and gums are cleaned gently but thoroughly by your dentist from Mainz. The use of special instruments and the procedure will be tailored exactly to your individual needs.
In the case of existing periodontitis, individual measures of professional prophylaxis at the dentist are necessary after completion of the periodontal treatment, in addition to your own oral hygiene. These should be carried out at regular, ongoing intervals. This is the only way to counteract the progression of the disease with further destruction of the periodontium.
Fissures – depressions in the chewing surfaces of the molars – can be sealed with a tooth-coloured plastic during prophylaxis treatment. This prevents bacterial plaque from settling on your teeth.