Vector therapy – this is a method of cleaning that penetrates deeper into the oral cavity than the standard procedure of removal of tartar and plaque.
Cleaning of roots with the help of the Vector apparatus is necessary in the initial and middle stages of gingival inflammation.
STAGES OF TREATMENT
Initially, the removal of light plaque and tartar with the help of Air-Flow and ultrasound is compulsory.
For this during the cleaning process the hygienist measures the depth of the gingival pocket around each tooth.
Our doctor inserts a special nozzle in between the gums and the roots of the teeth. The tip of the nozzle collects germs or bacteria and toxins, which cause inflammation. The surface of the root is thoroughly cleaned and polished. The procedure takes from 2 to 3 hours.
We check how the gums are feeling and put together a plan of action for prophylaxis of the inflammation.
We combine a European and American system of gum treatment. Each school has its own strong points. We at Porcelain know the pluses and minuses of each system and put together a treatment program for each patient individually.
We distinctly register any changes in the state of the gums. In the first cleaning procedure our hygienist measures the depth of each gingival pocket and registers it in a special paradontological card. Then in the course of treatment the hygienist takes a repeat measurement and tracks the improvement dynamics.
MYTHS AND QUESTIONS ANSWERS
1. Why is vector different from curettage and professional hygiene?
Professional hygiene is prophylaxis, dental plaque removal from the surface of the teeth and the subgingival area. Curettage is the polishing of the root of the tooth with the help of hand tools (curettes).
2. How often do I need a vector-therapy? Do I need a repeated vector-therapy? Do I need curettage and hygiene if I make a vector?
Vector-therapy of periodontal pockets is performed once in 4-6 months, provided that there is no curettage procedure. During vector-therapy, only cleaning of periodontal pockets occurs, and during curettage procedure, healing and reduction of pocket depth are performed. During vector-therapy and curettage, hygiene is not only a necessary but a mandatory procedure.
3. Is this procedure painful?
The procedure of vector-therapy is absolutely painless.
4. Will I be able to return to the usual way of life on the same day?
The patient can immediately return to the usual way of life because there is no gum trauma after the vector-therapy.