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Does getting your teeth cleaned hurt?

Posted on 05/06/2019
Does getting your teeth cleaned hurt?

There are countless fears and myths associated with getting a professional teeth cleaning. And the most common reason that people don’t get cleanings is because of a fear of experiencing pain. When most people think about going to the dentist, they think about the discomfort involved. So people put off dental care for this and many other reasons –lack of time, cost, etc. – only making an appointment when they’re uncomfortable or in pain.

But thanks to technological advances and new dental treatments and materials, visiting the dentist is not the painful experience you’ve been led to believe.

And this brings us to professional teeth cleaning. Also called prophylaxis, this preventive treatment is one of services that patients most frequently request. The basic goal of a dental cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gum line.

Everything you need to know about teeth cleaning

If you need to get a dental cleaning in Barcelona, our clinic recommends this preventive treatment at least once a year. However, during the cleaning –which focuses not only on your teeth but also your gums, helping to prevent oral disease– the dentist will determine if multiple cleanings are necessary.

Our patients often send us a series of questions and concerns before getting their teeth cleaned: Does the treatment hurt? How long does it last? How often should it be done? We give you all the answers to these questions and more in today’s post.

Take note!

Does it hurt to get your teeth cleaned?

The answer is a resounding no. This procedure is completely painless (as long as it is performed correctly by specialists like the ones at our clinic). You might feel slight discomfort at some point during the procedure, but the cleaning shouldn’t hurt. Patients may feel some post-treatment sensitivity, which causes only slight discomfort, never sharp pain.

How long does a dental cleaning take?

The treatment duration will largelydepend on the amount of accumulated tartar or plaque. As a general rule, the treatment lasts approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

What is ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

Ultrasonic teeth cleaning involves a professional scaling instrument which uses ultrasonic or high-frequency vibrations to remove all traces of stains and tartar from the teeth.

Do you want to get your teeth cleaned at our Casanova25 clinic? Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with our specialists by calling 93 451 03 86 or filling out our contact form.