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Is it painful to get dental scaling done?

Is it painful to get dental scaling done?

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

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Can you give me an explanation about dental scaling and root planing procedure?

Can you give me an explanation about dental scaling and root planing procedure?

Deep cleaning: stands for scaling and root planing procedure. The subgingival (deep cleaning) and root planning to remove: contamination, toxins, micro-organisms, plaque, and calculus that have accumulated around and below the gum. The root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed so the gum tissues can more firmly reattach and heal. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain and swelling for days after dental scaling and irrigation?

Is it normal to have pain and swelling for days after dental scaling and irrigation?

Of concern: The more accretions you had on your teeth, the more severe the inflammation in your gum tissues, the greater the healing-time discomfort. If you are in distress, call your dentist for more information or possibly reexamination. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ultrasonic dental cleaner and dental scaling during professional dental cleaning ? Which one is better ?

What is the difference between ultrasonic dental cleaner and dental scaling during professional dental cleaning ? Which one is better ?

Cavitation / scaling: The ultrasonic cleaner uses a high frequency vibrating tip, irrigated with water, to break apart encrusted calculus and kill bacterial cells by bursting their cell walls with the kinetic energy. Scaling removes the same calculus by scraping it off, and planning the root surface to a glass-like finish. What is better for you depends on accumulations and periodontal status. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the same machine used for dental scaling/root planing and dental debridement?

Please help? Is the same machine used for dental scaling/root planing and dental debridement?

Probably: The most commonly used instrument for that procedure is a sonic scaler; a vibrating tip that sprays water. ...Read more

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I need dental scaling\root planning but i'm afraid of the pain afterwards, what should I expect? Is this something just regular tylenol (acetaminophen) can handle?

I need dental scaling\root planning but i'm afraid of the pain afterwards, what should I expect? Is this something just regular tylenol (acetaminophen) can handle?

Minor discomfort.: You may feel minor discomfort from the injection or sensitivity to hot/cold liquids after scaling ; root planing. Otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is usually enough to tide you over; the discomfort should disappear over a short time. ...Read more

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Is it true that dental deep scaling is necessary for bone loss prevention?

Is it true that dental deep scaling is necessary for bone loss prevention?

Depends: It depends on how much calculus has built up and if you have pocketing. Patients who see their dentist 2x year for routine cleanings rarely need deep scaling and usually do not have bone loss due to periodontitis. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure... ...Read more

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Is dental cleaning /scaling (done by drill like thing in office) is good or bad for teeth. Is it true that it weakens the teeth by removing layer. ?

Is dental cleaning /scaling (done by drill like thing in office) is good or bad for teeth. Is it true that it weakens the teeth by removing layer. ?

Recommended: There are many good reasons for having your teeth professionally cleaned. To keep your teeth, to prevent gingivitis, to have whiter more attractive teeth and improve your general health. It's actually safe when performed according to current standards by your dentist or dental hygienist. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

Definitely, yes: Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar by definition. The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Could deep scaling dental cleaning cause ludwigs angina? I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and hoping if i was too get lugwigs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would take care of it

Could deep scaling dental cleaning cause ludwigs angina? I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and hoping if i was too get lugwigs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would take care of it

Yes/yes: It would be rare but possible for this to occur. But if you are on aumentin, this would certainly prevent it. Ludwigs angina is an advanced infection that starts small and gets advanced with lack of medical care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what scaling (removal of dental plaque) involve?

Can you tell me what scaling (removal of dental plaque) involve?

Removing calculus: Scaling of the teeth involves using sharp instruments to remove hardened plaque from your teeth. The dentist or dental hygienists uses scalers to remove this hard substance from the teeth. Only by having a professional cleaning are you able to remove this calculus from your teeth. It is not something you can do yourself. ...Read more

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Perio cleaning yesterday i saw a perio individual and she stated my mouuth needs perio-quad scaling cleaning. I brush, floss and use listerine 3 times daily to keep teeth clean. I read an article on the internet about a product called dental pro 7. Also m

Perio cleaning yesterday i saw a perio individual and she stated my mouuth needs perio-quad scaling cleaning. I brush, floss and use listerine 3 times daily to keep teeth clean. I read an article on the internet about a product called dental pro 7. Also m

Rather : Rather than comment on a specific product let's back up a minute and talk about the deep cleaning. Athough you have tried hard to do all of the right things it is possible that you have buildup below the gums requiring deep cleaning. This can be confirmed with x-rays and a periodontal charting to measure your gums. As long as you have tarter (calculus) below the gumline, no product will solve your gum issue. If you are questioning the need for this service, ask for an explanation and to see the documentation that resulted in the diagnosis. If you are not satisfied seek a second opinion, but do not ignore it and don't attempt to treat yourself. ...Read more

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What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia? 

What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia? 

No extra precautions: Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis) for children with sickle cell anemia are not different than dental prophylaxis for normal children. Because children are not sedated, the risk of decreased oxygenation is not there. For "operative" dental procedures such as tooth extractions and root canals, prophylactic antibiotics can be considered. ...Read more

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Could scaling teeth reshape it?

Could scaling teeth reshape it?

Nope.: Scaling will remove calculus or "tartar" which accumulates on teeth and they may look different as a result, but scaling doesn't actually change tooth shape in any visible way. I recommend a visit with you dentist or hygienist about your situation and how scaling will affect you; you can also discuss any concerns you might have about the shape or color of your teeth. ...Read more

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How do I am after scaling removal from my teeth?

How do I am after scaling removal from my teeth?

Deep cleaning?: Is your question about being sore after scaling? It is possible that your teeth can be sore from either a regular cleaning where the teeth were scaled or from a deep cleaning in which they are scaled below the gums. This should be a temporary symptom and go away after a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about scaling and planing done to their teeth?

Can you tell me about scaling and planing done to their teeth?

S ; R: See the following website for basic information. Then if you have specific questions, please re-post it. Both hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers are usually used to clean the roots of the teeth of hard deposits known as calculus (commonly referred to by many as tartar). http://www.perio.org/consumer/non-surgical. ...Read more

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I have a teeth discoloration. I don't know what else to do. I've done tooth scaling before but nothing seems to change.

Bleaching: It sounds like one tooth is darker than the rest. If so, have it evaluated by a dentist. It's possible that there is a discolored filling in the tooth that is shining through. It is possible that the root canal system needs to be cleaned out and sealed. It is possible that this tooth needs to be bleached. One individual tooth can be bleached. ...Read more

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Does scaling and polishing make the teeth whiter?

Does scaling and polishing make the teeth whiter?

Somewhat: Scaling and polishing your teeth will remove all the stains and this can make your teeth lighter and look beter in addition to being healthier.Evaluate your teeth following the procedures then do the lightening if you still need to. ...Read more

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