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Is Dental Scaling Painful
How painful is a deep scaling, I need to have deep scaling on 3 small teeth but terrified of going to my appt?
Better to go to appt: Ask your dentist for suggestions on medication they you an take for pain control. Ask if the can apply a local anesthetic to the area(s) if it starts to hurt too much. Usually scaling is a bit uncomfortable. Extent of material to be cleaned determines time and perhaps discomfort. Make sure to thoroughly floss and brush twice per day once scaling is complete to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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