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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 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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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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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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