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Is it painful to get dental scaling done?

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Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Sometimes: Scaling can be painful if you have inflammation of the gums.

Answered 2/12/2014

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Occasionally: Due to each person's individual tolerance for discomfort, what is uncomfortable or painful to one person is often tolerable to another person. The beauty of dentistry is that dentists are able to handle it all, as we can always use local anesthetic "novocaine" if you need it. Talk to you dentist about this prior to your appointment.

Answered 12/10/2013

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No: Most patients are anesthetized prior to scaling to provide a more comfortable experience

Answered 5/10/2017

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dental Scaling: With the use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen analgesia also known as Sweet air or Laughing Gas, most patients are completely comfortable for the procedures. Some do require local anesthesia and a few feel absolutely no pain even with nothing. It depends mostly on a patients pain threshold.

Answered 5/1/2017

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See below: Speak to your dental provider about your level of comfort, everything from local anaesthesia to anaesthesia placed around the tooth (Oraquix) to topical is available. Many patients are fine with no numbing agent. The choice and number of quadrants performed in one sitting is up to you.

Answered 5/2/2017

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