What is curettage?
Gingival curettage is a surgical procedure for deep cleaning an infected gum packet. To prevent toxins developed by gum disease from spreading and worsening the situation, curettage may be carried out.
In medical terms, a curettage is the use of a curette in any procedure that involves scraping or scooping tissues. In this case, these tissues are present in the infected gum pocket.
Why opt for curettage?
- Bacteria buildup on your gums and teeth
- Tender, red, swollen gums are the primary sign of gingivitis or gum disease.
- Loose teeth, gaps between gums and teeth, presence of pus, and teeth sensitivity
- Genetic dental issues
- Smoking and ingestion of tobacco products
What happens in curettage?
- High precision instruments called curettes are used to carefully deep clean the infected gum pocket. First, the dentist will administer local anesthesia.
- The teeth are freed from plaque, toxins, harmful tissues, and bacterial infestations.
- Once the treatment is over, the entire area will be disinfected by an adequate antiseptic.
Benefits of Curettage
- Deep cleaning of the tooth
- Prevents and removed infected gum pocket
- Promotes oral health
- Effective on various stages of gum diseases