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Doctor insights on: Tooth Scaling Before And After

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What would make a dentist suggest someone to undergo a tooth scaling?

What would make a dentist suggest someone to undergo a tooth scaling?

Trying to help you: If dentist recommended scaling he's trying to help you. You probably have hard accretions on your teeth either above or below the gum line that can cause gum recession. Have the calculus (tarter) removed and follow dentist's recommendations to prevent the problem from occurring again. ...Read more

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My front tooth is slightly loose due to an infection. I had root scaling done, but will root planning loosen it more?

My front tooth is slightly loose due to an infection. I had root scaling done, but will root planning loosen it more?

No: If the tooth is loose, it's loose because of loss of periodontal support, not because of the scaling and root planing (srp). If the damage to the tooth is so bad that calculus is what's "holding it in", then the perio issue is severe and the tooth/teeth most probably could be lost. If the srp is not done, the tooth loss will be guaranteed. The only hope is better oral hygiene and dmd visits q3m. ...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.

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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Hi please tell if I not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Hi please tell if I not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Professional Care: The best treatment you can receive for your smile is from a dentist. Toothpaste and mouthwash just won't remove what a dentist can. A prophy jet is different from scaling and root planing... both will help your overall condition. ...Read more

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Dentist tooth scaling, Water comes out of the scaler. I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

Dentist tooth scaling, Water comes out of the scaler. I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

The water: Flows much too quickly and interchange is much too rapid to foster the development of micro-organisms which are significant. Those bacteria which do "inhabit" those pipes are NOT human pathogens!
NOT TO WORRY!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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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Hi when we are having tooth scaling in anything being injected into you from tooth scaler? Is the water coming out of scaler going into the blood stream when the scaler penetrates your gums? . It is not like an injection?

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Hi when we are having tooth scaling in anything being injected into you from tooth scaler? Is the water coming out of scaler going into the blood stream when the scaler penetrates your gums? . It is not like an injection?

Unlikely: The scaler uses water to help remove the deposits from the teeth. The water is also designed to keep the area cool. Properly used it's unlikely to damage the gum tissue or inject water into the tissue. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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.

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