A member asked:

How painful is a deep scaling, i need to have deep scaling on 3 small teeth but terrified of going to my appt?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Anifat Balogun answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Better to go to appt: Ask your dentist for suggestions on medication they you an take for pain control. Ask if the can apply a local anesthetic to the area(s) if it starts to hurt too much. Usually scaling is a bit uncomfortable. Extent of material to be cleaned determines time and perhaps discomfort. Make sure to thoroughly floss and brush twice per day once scaling is complete to prevent recurrence.

Answered 5/5/2012



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