Scaling & Polising

Scaling and polishing of teeth

The purpose of teeth scaling and polishing is to prevent periodontal disease and to maintain oral hygiene
Are you experiencing problems with your breath? Is the color of your teeth discolored?
Do you often feel sensitivity after eating ice cream or drinking tea?
You are not maintaining proper oral hygiene if you are experiencing any of these problems.
Is it really your intention to make the situation worse?
Last time you visited your dentist for a dental cleaning, when was the last time?
Even if you believe that it does not matter, it does!
A dental scale and polish is simply a preventive treatment that removes plaque, stains, and bacterial deposits, which can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease (gingivitis), and other periodontal conditions.

The use of oral prophylaxis can assist in maintaining proper oral hygiene.

What is Teeth Scaling?

Teeth Scaling, a common dental procedure involves removal of hardened plaque also known as calculus.
It is a periodontal therapy that also removes stains and tooth discoloration, improving cosmetic appearance.

Teeth polishing - what is it?

Scaling leaves your teeth rough, which requires polishing to smooth them out. There are two types of polishing; Air polishing uses polishing powder to remove surface stains, primarily medium and heavy stains. It is recommended to use a cleaning paste when brush polishing light stains.

Scaling and polishing: everything you need to know

A normal toothbrush cannot remove harmful bacteria contained in dental plaque or calculus that accumulate around your teeth and under your gums.
If not removed, this calculus under your gums can lead to tooth decay and several other forms of gum disease.
In the presence of bacteria, your gums may become looser and pockets may form around the teeth.
As a result of these gum pockets deepening over time, the periodontium and the surrounding bone are weakened.
In spite of the fact that dental plaque can be removed with proper brushing and flossing, some plaque will inevitably harden into calculus, which can only be removed with the assistance of a qualified dentist.

The Step-by-Step Process of Scaling and Polishing Teeth

During a routine dental visit, your dentist will assess the condition of your oral health. Additionally, you will receive advice on how to proceed with Scaling and Polishing. In order to prevent discomfort during a deeper scaling or Root Planing procedure, the dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb your gums. Use an Ultrasonic Scaler to scale. Ultrasonic vibration loosens and fragments hard deposits that adhere to tooth surfaces. A suction pipe removes the debris from the mouth after water is sprayed through a water cooler. For deeper scaling, hand instruments are needed to remove tartar buildup from the root. Through Root Planing, bacteria from gingival pockets are removed, promoting gum healing. Once your dentist has completed the scaling process, he or she will polish your teeth using pumice and rubber cups. Surface stains will be removed and the tooth surface will be smoothed out using this abrasive material.

What is the importance of keeping it clean & healthy?

A healthy gum line prevents bacteria accumulation and Pocket formation by keeping the tissue attached to the tooth.
As a result of scaling, your teeth become stronger and your gums become healthy and free of tartar.
Is your gum color pink and does it not bleed when you brush or floss? Congratulations! The gums on your mouth are healthy.
It is still important to visit our office every six months for a dental checkup.
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The importance of scaling before anything else

Scaling and polishing is recommended before any other dental treatment.
To avoid contamination, your teeth must be free of plaque.
We need it regardless of whether we are placing braces or tooth implants in order to avoid bacteria and plaque building up in the braces or causing infection during the long implant process. Hard deposits on teeth interfere with the teeth whitening process and leave those areas untouched by the whitening agent during teeth whitening.
When getting braces and orthodontic treatment, teeth must be clean at the beginning since the process itself is lengthy and time-consuming.

Boost Your Confidence with a Smile

In order to polish teeth, all irregularities on their surfaces are removed and they are smoothed.
By leaving a smooth, glossy surface, food deposition is reduced.
Your teeth will appear glossy after superficial external stains have been removed. Good dental hygiene and aesthetic tooth appearance can boost your self-esteem and confidence.
As we know how important it is for you to have a beautiful smile, let us take care of it for you.
An individual’s smile can speak volumes about them.
As a result, he is confident to smile and laugh out loudly, showing the world what a beautiful smile he has, which will be looked after.
Now is the time to be confident, you will shine as brightly as your teeth.

Tooth Decay

Plaque, if not removed, can lead to dental caries and tooth decay.
It is possible to develop severe gum diseases, such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis, as a result of long-standing plaque and calculus accumulation.
Taking care of dental caries as soon as possible can prevent the development of a minor cavity.

A toothache and a cavity

Our mouth contains bacteria that feed upon plaque and release acids which create a hole or cavity at the site of plaque accumulation. This formed cavity or tooth decay is the most common cause of a toothache.
Associated with gum disease is the formation of cavities, which in turn leads to toothaches.
A scaling procedure may be able to resolve this issue. Nevertheless, if the cavity is too deep for scaling, do not worry, we will take care of it.

The harm caused by scaling your teeth: Is it a myth or a reality?

Has anyone ever said, ‘Scaling makes your teeth sensitive! ’?
That is actually just a myth.
In fact, when tartar is removed by scaling, the teeth are exposed to the oral environment, which results in them feeling sensitive.
Once the tissue has attached to the gums, this sensitivity will disappear within a few days.
According to some, scaling weakens and loosens the teeth.
It actually strengthens your teeth by removing the calculus buildup that acts as a bad support, resulting in eventual tooth loss.
What would it be like to live without teeth? There is a common misconception that scaling is painful.
Scaling, on the other hand, is a painless procedure that only involves a vibration and scraping of the teeth.
There is no need to be anxious.
If you visit your dentist six months a year, you will be able to maintain your healthy teeth for the rest of your life.


It is also possible for your dentist to apply fluoride.
Nonetheless, this in-office fluoride treatment is intended solely for topical application to the teeth and should not be swallowed.
Gels, foams, solutions, and varnishes are available.
As a result of fluoride application, the risk of cavities is reduced, which slows the growth of bacteria and prevents gum disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scaling and polishing are usually not painful if they are performed superficially around the gum line.
In some cases, it may be painful to remove calculus if it has accumulated under your gums and is difficult to remove.
As a result, deep scaling techniques require the use of a local anesthetic in order to ensure the patient’s comfort.

Yes, scaling is necessary even if you maintain excellent oral hygiene, brush twice a day, and floss frequently.
The cervices of the teeth are inaccessible, resulting in the accumulation of plaque
This step is made possible by scaling, which allows it to be removed from deeper pockets of the gingiva.
A scaling procedure also prevents your gums from swelling and bleeding, thus preventing the development of severe gum disease in the future.

You will be advised on a case-by-case basis how frequently you should see your dentist based on several factors such as hormones, age, tobacco use, sugary foods, and poor dental hygiene (no floss, etc.).
In order to maintain optimal oral hygiene and healthy gums, dentists recommend scaling every six months.
Nevertheless, if the plaque is under control, we will request that you return within a year.

No, it is not harmful, in fact, it is carried out to preserve your teeth and gums.
Plaque buildup can contribute to other serious diseases of the gums, which may eventually result in the loss of teeth.
For this reason, the removal is necessary in order to prevent further damage.

You may experience soreness and sensitivity in your mouth after your dental scaling and root planing procedure.
The next few days may be characterized by bleeding and swollen gums until your gums have completely healed.
To prevent sensitivity and discomfort, your dentist may recommend desensitizing teeth.
Recovery usually takes only a few days, but may take longer if not treated correctly.

The next few days should be spent avoiding staining foods and beverages.
Smokers should refrain from smoking for at least 24 hours following scaling.

. Are all the stains going to be removed by scaling and polishing?
In the case of smooth surfaces, scaling and polishing will only remove external stains. There is a difficulty in removing the stains from the fixtures.

Plaque and tartar deposits are removed by scaling. The accumulation of these deposits may eventually result in bad breath, bleeding gums, receding gums, painful chewing, and the loss of teeth. These are some of the symptoms of gum disease. Therefore, scaling is performed in order to prevent gum disease.

Scaling is misunderstood by many people as creating spaces between the teeth.
There are often gaps between your teeth that are filled with calculus when it is deposited between them.
As a result of scaling, the calculus (tartar) is removed from the teeth, leaving behind those original spaces, which appear to be missing portions of your teeth.
During the next few days, you will become accustomed to this.


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