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Doctor insights on: Dental Scaling Complications

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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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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 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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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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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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Is dental deep scaling essential to prevent bone loss?

Is dental deep scaling essential to prevent bone loss?

Usually: If you have gum disease, a deep cleaning or scaling is usually the place to start. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Is scaling of teeth advisable or it has side effects?

Teeth scaling: Not advisable, see a dentist for advice ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for teeth to be hypersensitive after scaling?

Please advise if it's normal for teeth to be hypersensitive after scaling?

Yes, it is normal: It is very common for ones teeth to feel very sensitive after a scaling and cleaning. This is particularly true if there is a lot of scaling and scraping was done. Some people have more sensitive teeth than others and the scaling can upset the trigger the nerve endings, leading to temporary pain. Use otc pain medication for a few days and you will be back to normal.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What is scaling of teeth? Is it 100% effective? What are the side effects of it?

Above the gumline: Scaling is the removal of all foreign matter/ collection on the teeth that is above the gumline, & smoothing/polishing of the teeth. ...Read more

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What does deep teeth cleaning and scaling actually do?

What does deep teeth cleaning and scaling actually do?

Removes debris: Deep cleaning or scaling of teeth is done to remove debris (tarter) and toxins from the root of each tooth as well as the sulcus (collar of gum tissue around each tooth). These are removed as they cause inflammation of these tissues, and subsequent bone loss (periodontal disease). You will also find your breath with will improve from removal of the active disease, bacteria and toxins. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of teeth falling out during tartar removal (scaling). Does this make sense?

I'm afraid of teeth falling out during tartar removal (scaling). Does this make sense?

Get it done: Removing tarter will not cause teeth to chip. Removing tarter will not cause teeth to fall out. Leaving tarter in place will only result in more bone and tissue loss around the teeth...Get rid of it. ...Read more

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

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

Ortho phosphoricacid: Use super phosphozyme $15 by biotic research. Use few drops in your mouth after few min rinse - the scales will disintegrate and fall off. After this brush teeth with baking soda to remove acid from teeth prevents dental scaling visit.
If you want to prevent scales forming use magnetized water - by using imrs mat with 70mt for 8 min and drink this water scales will not be able to form. ...Read more

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I do scaling and polishing every 3 month for my teeth. Is that ok or doing this wil damage the enamel? Plz clarify

I do scaling and polishing every 3 month for my teeth. Is that ok or doing this wil damage the enamel? Plz clarify

No Problem: You will not hurt anything however be sure your dentist uses a less abrasive polishing paste especially if you do not have significant stain and please be sure to do y our home care as this 3 month regimen is no substitute for daily brushing for at least five minutes once a day and flossing. ...Read more

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I had deep root scaling because of deep pockets. The areas that were worse are still not attached to the teeth three weeks later. What should I do?

See a Periodontist: If the pockets do not heal enough 3-4 weeks after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be indicated. See a periodontist, gum disease specialist. ...Read more

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Have been advised to have root scaling and planing after hygienist found several pockets of 4, 5, and 6. Will they do all my teeth or only the affected ones? Second opinion needed?

Have been advised to have root scaling and planing after hygienist found several pockets of 4, 5, and 6. Will they do all my teeth or only the affected ones? Second opinion needed?

Get 2nd opinion: When in doubt, check it out! You want to make sure you're fully informed before the procedure to see us there's better options or not. ...Read more

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Is scaling & polishing a good way to get teeth cleaned by the dentist every 3 mths?

Is scaling & polishing a good way to get teeth cleaned by the dentist every 3 mths?

Recommended: Even if you brush and floss regularly, getting a professional cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free. ...Read more

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Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?

Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read more

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Is teeth staining from administration of oral clarithromycin intrinsic? If so, then how will it be removed by simple scaling?

Is teeth staining from administration of oral clarithromycin intrinsic? If so, then how will it be removed by simple scaling?

Intrinsic staining: Intrinsic staining occurrs when the permenant teeth are developing. Most commonly this is associated with tetracycline given to young children or pregnant mothers. Bleaching or cleaning the teeth will have no effect on intrinsic staining. ...Read more

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Doc, how many times, in maximum, can I have scaling for my teeth per year? Is it true that scaling may erode the enamel of my teeth? Thank you.

Different approach..: At your age, unless you already have severe periodontal disease, two thorough professional cleanings per year should be adequate, assuming terrific oral hygiene at home. If you need more than that, you might not be brushing and flossing properly. Some patients require three, others four, but most need two. ...Read more

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Chewing gum a bad idea after teeth scaling and having deep pockets in some areas worse in the back?

Chewing gum a bad idea after teeth scaling and having deep pockets in some areas worse in the back?

Sugerless OK: Because your gums and teeth may be sensitive after a scaling gum chewing may feel uncomfortable and you might get a little bleeding. However as long as it is sugarless gum you are not damaging any thing by chewing gum. ...Read more

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How is perio maintenance (not a deep root scaling) different from a regular teeth cleaning? These seem to be the same to me.

Perio maint./prophy: A cleaning, or prophylaxis, involves scaling and polishing of the coronal surfaces of teeth to remove plaque, tartar and stains. This procedure is for patients who don't have significant subgingival deposits or periodontal pockets. Periodontal maintenance is a procedure for patients who've received prior treatment for gum disease and involves scaling of both coronal and subgingival surfaces. ...Read more

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Does it herm the calcium layer of teeth by scaling. Just scaled last day my tooth's are so sensitive today mostly when drinking cold water?

Does it herm the calcium layer of teeth by scaling. Just scaled last day my tooth's are so sensitive today mostly when drinking cold water?

Scaling: Scaling is a procedure involving the instrumentation of your root surface to remove plaque and calculus. During this process, it can open up the dentinal tubules on your root, which can cause temporary sensitivity, like when drinking cold water. ...Read more

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I am loosing my front teeth gums, removed plaque via scaling with no effect yet, I am scared that my front teeth will be without gum soon, what to do?

I am loosing my front teeth gums, removed plaque via scaling with no effect yet, I am scared that my front teeth will be without gum soon, what to do?

Periodontitis?: From your post, it appears that your gums are receding. Without any other info to go on, the best advice I can give you is to have a local periodontist evaluate your condition and try to stabilize the bone loss to help prevent tooth loss. Can't tell if the problem is limited to your front teeth or to your entire dentition, but professional care is mandatory. ...Read more

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I just had my two front teeth crowned and the other two front teeth were treated with composite filling. My question is, is it ok for me to do scaling?

Yes: You can have your teeth scaled if needed. The best things that you can do is to follow the home care program that your dentist has recommended for you. This will increase the life of your crowns. ...Read more