Scaling

Correct dental care can help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.

Scaling is one such procedure that keeps your gums healthy and firm. Scaling involves deep cleaning of the tooth above and below the gum line used to remove infected deposits like plaque, calculus, and stains from the tooth surfaces. This involves the use of special instruments and or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Commonly, an Ultrasonic machine is used. It has a fine tip, which vibrates and removes the deposits. As the vibrations are extremely fine, the process does not damage the tooth surface in anyway.

Such deposits, if not removed by scaling, cause infection, and loosening of the gums, ultimately leading to pyorrhea and tooth loss. Scaling is a safe and routine procedure and does not damage the tooth surface in any way. It must be done frequently by a dental professional.