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Dental Scaling Complications
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer