A member asked:

Is an ultrasonic dental deep cleaning (scaling, etc.) painful?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Scaling\Root Planing: Most patients have this done with local anesthesia and therefore feel nothing during the procedure. Some slight sensitivity of the teeth and slight soreness of the gums may be expected short term afterwards.

Answered 11/2/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Yes, it does hurt: However, the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the mouth and the gums keeping you comfortable. Also you can request a nitrous oxide or oral sedation for the painless experience. Deep dental cleaning helps to clean your gums and tooth roots if you are afflicted by periodontal problems (e, g. Gingivitis). The therapy improve the healthiness of your gums, stopping tooth and also bone damage.

Answered 12/3/2016

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