If teeth are not properly cared for, they begin to accumulate food particles and bacteria, which become plaque and tartar. When left on the teeth for an extended period of time, plaque and tartar can cause a number of dental problems, such as tooth decay, infection, and periodontal disease. Our team at Meridian Dental Care may need to remove hardened plaque and tartar with a dental laser. This procedure is known as laser debridement.

A debridement is an extensive teeth cleaning that removes dense deposits on and between the teeth. Our dentist and team may need to perform this procedure if plaque and tartar prevent us from evaluating your smile for any signs of tooth decay, disease, or infection.

To enhance the speed, comfort, and accuracy of treatment, we use a powerful yet safe dental laser. This laser easily penetrates layers of plaque and tartar without scraping against the teeth and gums. It offers greater comfort for you, the patient, and requires less time in the dentist’s chair.

If you have questions about receiving a laser debridement in Apache Junction, Arizona, contact our office at 480-671-1111 today to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Michael G. Winkelman. We look forward to hearing from you!