Scaling and Polishing

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What is scaling and polishing?

Scaling and polishing are dental procedures performed by dental hygienists or dentists to clean and maintain the health of teeth and gums. Scaling is the process of removing tartar or calculus from the teeth, while polishing is the process of smoothing the tooth surfaces to remove stains and plaque.

Tartar, or calculus, is a hard, yellow or brown mineral deposit that forms on the teeth and plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria, food particles, and saliva, is not removed regularly by brushing and flossing. Tartar can irritate the gums and cause gum disease, which may lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Scaling involves the use of special dental instruments, such as scalers or ultrasonic cleaners, to remove the tartar from the teeth. The dental professional will use these tools to scrape away the tartar from the surface of the teeth and from below the gumline.

After scaling, the tooth is polished using a special dental polishing tool and a mildly abrasive polishing paste. This helps to remove any remaining stains, plaque, or debris on the teeth and gives them a smooth, shiny finish. Polishing is usually done with a rotating brush or rubber cup that is attached to a dental drill.

These are important for maintaining good oral health and preventing gum disease. They are typically recommended every six months as part of a regular dental checkup and cleaning. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, It can help keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent dental problems in the future.

Is scaling of teeth harmful?

Oh! That’s a myth.

It is a routine procedure where we remove all the dirt from in between your teeth which was giving you ‘BAD BREATHE’ and ‘BLEEDING GUMS’. Many people believe that scaling causes loosening of teeth and makes it weaker.

For the patients who have lot of dirt or hard deposits around the teeth, it actually pushes away the natural gums which is supposed to make your teeth stronger. When we do scaling we remove these deposits and due to the loss of gums it makes your tooth a little loose but again this is only in those patients who have maximum deposits around the tooth.

Scaling should be done once in every year. It’s kind of maintenance of your teeth and gums to make them remain healthy and dirt free.

Who can opt tooth scaling and polishing treatment?

Tooth Scaling and polishing treatment is a dental procedure that involves removing plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth to promote oral health and improve the appearance of teeth. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals who have good oral health but require extra cleaning to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

It is usually done by a dental hygienist or dentist. Doctor will examine your teeth and gums and determine if you require scaling and polishing. Some common reasons why someone might need this include:

  1. Plaque and tartar buildup: If you have a significant buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, it can help remove it and prevent further buildup.
  2. Stained teeth: If your teeth are discolored or stained, scaling and polishing can help remove the stains and improve the look of your teeth.
  3. Bad breath: If any patients have persistent bad breath, it may be due to bacteria buildup on your teeth and gums. It can help remove the bacteria and improve your breath.
  4. Gum disease: If you have early signs of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, it can help remove the buildup of bacteria and prevent further damage to your gums.

In general, these are safe and effective procedure for patients.

What to expect at scaling and Polishing consultation

During consultation, you can expect to undergo a thorough examination of patients teeth and gums to determine if you need this treatment. Here are the few things you can expect during a consultation:

  • Dental examination: Our dentist will examine your teeth and gums to identify any signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other dental problems.
  • X-rays: If necessary, your dentist may take x-rays of your teeth and jaws to get a more detailed view of your oral health.
  • Scaling: If your dentist determines that you have plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, they may recommend scaling, which involves using special dental tools to remove the buildup.
  • Polishing: After scaling, your dentist may polish your teeth using a special paste and a rubber cup or brush to remove any remaining stains and leave your teeth feeling smooth and shiny.
  • Oral hygiene advice: Your dentist may also provide you with oral hygiene advice and tips to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums at home, such as how to brush and floss properly, and what foods and drinks to avoid.

Overall, consultation is an opportunity for your dentist to assess your oral health and recommend the best treatment options to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Steps by Steps Tooth scaling and Polishing treatment procedure

Tooth scaling and polishing is a common dental treatment that involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and polishing them to make them smooth and shiny. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of the procedure:

  1. Assessment: Our dentist will first assess your teeth to determine the extent of plaque and tartar buildup.
  2. Scaling: Using a scaler or an ultrasonic device, your dentist will then remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. This process may involve some scraping and drilling to remove the buildup.
  3. Polishing: Once the plaque and tartar have been removed, your dentist will then polish your teeth using a rotating brush and a special toothpaste. This helps to remove any remaining stains on your teeth and leaves them smooth and shiny.
  4. Fluoride treatment (optional): Some dentists may offer a fluoride treatment after scaling and polishing. This involves applying a fluoride gel or foam to your teeth to help strengthen your tooth enamel and protect against future decay.

The entire procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the extent of the buildup on your teeth. You may experience some sensitivity or discomfort during the procedure, but this should be temporary and will usually subside within a few hours. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene habits after the treatment to prevent plaque and tartar buildup from returning.

Time Duration and price needed for scaling and polishing?

The pricing of this procedure may vary depending patient’s condition and the treatment options adopted by the doctors. It is best advisable and recommend to ask the cost at the time of consultations.

It usually takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the amount of plaque and staining present. It involves cleaning and smoothing the teeth for a healthier smile.

Q: What is The Cost of Dental Crowns?

The cost of dental crowns can be influenced by factors such as the type of material used, the location of the dental practice, the experience of the dentist, and any additional treatments required before or after the crown placement. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a dentist to get an accurate estimate of the total cost.

Q. How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

The dental crown longevity depends on various factors such as the material used, the oral hygiene practices of the patient, and the amount of wear and tear it undergoes. Generally, a crown can last between 5 to 15 years, or even longer with proper care.

Q. Do Dental Crowns Hurt?

The process of getting a dental crown may involve some discomfort during preparation and placement, but it is typically not painful. The doctor may use local anesthesia to numb the area and minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

Q.4. Do One Needs a Dental Crown After RCT?

A dental crown is typically recommended after a root canal treatment to protect the weakened tooth and restore its function. The crown can help prevent further damage and decay and improve the overall appearance of the tooth.