1. What are the advantages of dental scaling?
Dental scaling helps in the removal of tartar, plaque and other debris from the surface of the tooth and below the gum line and thus helps prevent gum disease.
2. Who needs dental scaling?
Scaling is mainly done for patients with gum disease. It is also recommended for individuals with excess plaque and tartar build up as a part of the deep cleaning process.
3. Is there any special care needed after scaling?
Flossing and brushing are extremely crucial post scaling to prevent plaque buildup from occurring. A visit to the dentist must be scheduled a week or so after scaling to ensure that the gums have healed properly after the procedure.
4. Is dental scaling a painful procedure?
Dental scaling may be a painful experience for some individuals especially those with sensitive gums. However, the discomfort may be reduced by desensitization.
5. Can I opt for dental scaling treatment if I have diabetes?
Dental scaling is recommended for diabetics as they are prone to gum disease. Scaling helps remove plaque and prevents occurrence of infections.