Regular tartar and plaque removal helps to keep your gums and tooth attachment tissues healthy. See our available booking times for tartar removal online or call our booking number 09 838 7030. You can find our location-specific price lists here.
The cleaning is done either with hand instruments or with ultrasound, where a rapidly vibrating tip together with a water jet removes tartar and plaque. For best results, it is also possible to use both methods at the same time. If necessary, tartar removal can be done under anesthesia.
At the end of tartar removal, the tooth surfaces are cleaned and the superficial discoloration of the teeth is removed. If necessary, the old spots that collect plaque are also polished and the teeth are treated with fluoride. An oral hygienist or dentist will guide you through the use of the most appropriate home care tools.
It is typically ideal to have tartar removed every year, but if you have a general illness, for example, tartar removal is necessary more often. An inflammatory disease that destroys the connective tissues of the teeth, periodontitis, also requires intensified maintenance treatment at the reception. Your oral hygienist or dentist will determine the most appropriate individual treatment interval for you to maintain your treatment results.
In order to receive treatment reimbursement from Kela, there must be a referral from a dentist for the treatment of an oral hygienist, which is valid for two years at a time. You can get a referral from KotiHammas' dentists. We use Kela's direct reimbursement, so you don't need to apply for reinbursement separately.
After tartar removal, the gums may be momentarily tender. Normally, an oral hygienist adds a fluoride varnish to the surface of your teeth after a visit, so it would be recommended to avoid eating for about two hours. You can drink water normally.
If tartar removal has been performed under anesthesia, wait until the effect of the anesthesia has stopped before eating. After tartar removal, teeth should be treated regularly by brushing their teeth with an electric toothbrush and cleaning the gaps. Tips for cleaning your teeth and mouth can be found here.