Dental scaling is routinely performed to help patients with gum disease and excessive plaque buildup. While a standard cleaning will address the surface of the tooth, scaling goes much deeper.
Why is dental scaling necessary:
Everyone experiences some form of plaque buildup. The saliva, bacteria, and proteins in your mouth form a thin layer that covers your teeth at almost all times. When you eat, tiny particles, acids, and sugars from the food stick to this film, creating a buildup on the teeth known as plaque. The bacteria that lives in this plaque can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings will help remove the plaque and prevent more serious problems.
Common questions related to scaling:
1) Does scaling weakens my teeth ?
Not at all scaling does not weakens your teeth. It is the deposits surrounding your teeth which are harming and weakening your teeth.so it is necessary to remove them.
2) What if regular scaling and polishing are not done?
If regular scaling and polishing are not done then there are deposits present on such areas of the teeth in which hand brushing is not possible.
3) Is polishing necessary after scaling?
Yes polishing is very necessary after scaling.actually when scaling has been done the surface of tooth become rough which attract microorganisns and plaque so to smoothen out the tooth surface polishing is done.
4) Is coffee,tea and tobacco stains can be removed by scaling?
Yes if they are extrinsic stains they can be removed after scaling