Calculus and Tartar

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Question: What is calculus and what dangers does it pose to your oral health?

Calculus (also referred to as tartar) is a calcified, hardened form of dental plaque. When plaque and bacteria are left on your teeth for too long it begins to harden on the teeth and the result is calculus that can only be removed by your hygienist. The calculus as it is too thick to remove with a simple tooth brush or floss. It is removed in a procedure called Scaling and Root Planing.



Calculus and bacteria lead to Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease is fought with a procedure called Scaling and Root Planing. This is a procedure where the hygienist removes the calculus and bacterial infection around the teeth.  If you gum tissue is bleeding, or if you feel your teeth are loose and moving you must call our office.

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Dr. Nugent is a prominent dentist in Pasadena, Texas. He has been voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times. Dr. Nugent focuses on family, cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Call us at 713-941-8261.

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