Keeping your teeth cleaned is never an easy undertaking. This is especially true when the entire process can be painful. However, when you have frequent dental cleanings and exams from Esthetic Smiles you will experience less pain. This also means that when you have frequent cleanings, there will be less and less for the dentist to clean, which will eliminate the cleanings invasiveness.
When you end up waiting for a long time to have a dental exam and cleaning, you will begin to experience sensitivity of the gums. This sensitivity will be caused by plaque and tartar accumulation. The pain that is caused stems from the sensitivity beneath the gum line due to its decreased amount of protection. This pain also stems from the high amount of other bacteria and debris that has accumulated. This will lead to the dentist and hygienist having to take longer to complete the cleaning. If a teeth cleaning is not what you want to have done, we have the complete process below that will help alleviate the pain you experience during your cleaning.
The Cleaning Process
Prior to heading out to your dental cleaning appointment, take a Tylenol. Taking at least 800mg will help keep any pain under control. It is also a good idea to take a couple more Tylenol eight hours later so that the pain will be kept in check. Besides decreasing the pain, the amount of inflammation will be reduced. As you are waiting, you can ask to have anesthesia to keep your teeth numb. This will work the same way as it does for any other oral procedure and the anesthetic is normally topical.You want to make sure that your toothpaste desensitizes your teeth. When you use toothpaste that desensitizes, you will be able to keep your teeth from feeling overly sensitive throughout your cleaning.
Stop the Recession of the Gum Line
When the gums recede, they move away from the tooth, making more of the tooth exposed and causing an increased amount of tooth sensitivity. Not only does this cause cleaning to be sensitive but the foods you enjoy may also cause sensitivity. Following the healing of gum inflammation, the gums will recede. When this constantly happens, the gums will have nowhere to recede and thus exposing the roots.
Increase Oral Health
Your oral health needs to be a priority and brushing and flossing regularly is what will increase your oral health. This means you should also brush your tongue. When you do, you will see exactly how pain-free a cleaning will be. If flossing is not your thing, then you can expect a painful tooth cleaning. With flossing, you will automatically be cleaning 45% of the tartar and plaque that has built up. When flossing is ignored, it will only take more time and effort on the hygienist’s part. Keeping up your regular oral hygiene will also prevent additional dental work needed such as dental fillings and root canals.
Avoid Brushing Too Hard
When brushing is done too hard, the teeth will become sensitive from the damage. When you do not implement a correct brushing motion, the teeth will become porous and cause sensitivity.
Ensure the Hygienist is Perfect for the Job
When you have a hygienist that has your care in mind, then you can expect a great experience to ensue. This means the cleanings should not be too rough and not too soft in order to get the teeth completely cleaned.
Now that you have the entire process for a teeth cleaning, you just need to contact Esthetic Smiles at 805-365-4222. We will get you all set up for your painless appointment today.