Scaling and Polishing
Each procedure involves:
When does one need scaling and dental polishing?
Signs of gum disease: If you exhibit symptoms of gum disease, like swollen, red, or bleeding gums, your dentist may recommend scaling and polishing to eliminate the formation of plaque and tartar below the gumline and help treat the gum disease.
Presence of significant tartar buildup: When there is a substantial accumulation of tartar (hardened plaque) on your teeth, scaling becomes necessary to remove these deposits, as regular brushing and flossing may not be sufficient to eliminate them.
Stained or discolored teeth: Polishing can be beneficial for individuals with stained or discolored teeth. The procedure helps remove surface stains, resulting in a brighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Preparation for other dental treatments: Scaling and polishing may be performed before certain dental procedures, such as orthodontic treatment or cosmetic dental treatments.
Maintenance of oral health for certain individuals: Some individuals may require more frequent scaling and polishing due to specific oral health conditions or factors. For example, those with a history of gum disease, smokers, or individuals with a higher risk of dental plaque buildup may need more regular scaling and polishing to maintain optimal oral health.
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What are the advantages of scaling and polishing?
Here are the key benefits of these dental procedures:
During scaling and polishing, dentists closely examine the teeth and gums. This allows for the early detection of dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and other oral problems, facilitating timely intervention and treatment.