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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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