It is important for patients with periodontitis to regularly get their teeth checked and cleaned. In some patients, this has to happen every 3-4 months to stop the disease from progressing further. In addition to visiting the dentist for a regular cleaning, home care is just as important. Your dental healthcare professionals can advise you on the best way to look after your teeth if you are suffering from gum disease.
Often, you may experience some sensitivity while your teeth are being professionally cleaned. The majority of the time, this sensitivity is caused by the ultrasonic scaler (the shaking feeling) using cold water on your teeth. This cold water and vibrating sensation are required to remove the hard tartar buildup on your teeth. With this new Airflow technology, the water that is used can be warmed up to 40 degrees Celsius, reducing the sensitivity you may experience.