Laser Scaling & Polishing
Brushing, flossing, and mouth washing on a regular basis are critical for keeping your teeth clean and maintaining overall oral hygiene. However, it is not always sufficient, and you will need to visit a dentist for a proper dental cleaning to keep your mouth clean. When a dental hygienist cleans your teeth, this is referred to as dental cleaning. This procedure involves the removal of plaque and hard tartar that has built up on the teeth over time. Our saliva constantly brings calcium into our mouth, which strengthens our teeth. However, calcium deposits on the teeth, invites bacteria, and begins to tarnish the gums and overall appearance of the mouth.
The most common dental treatment is scaling and polishing, which is done as a preventative measure to avoid future dental problems that can be severe and result in tooth loss. Its goal is to keep your teeth clean, reducing the likelihood of gum disease or tooth decay.
Scaling is the process of removing tartar from the teeth. As it vibrates at a high speed, an ultrasonic instrument is used that continuously vibrates and sprays water to remove the debris. It scrapes off the tartar deposits that have accumulated on the teeth, thereby cleaning the teeth.
Following scaling, it is critical to polish the teeth to remove any remaining stains. To remove surface stains and make your teeth smooth and shiny, a rotating brush (rubber cup) and a special fluoridated paste are used.
The majority of patients do not experience any discomfort during this dental procedure. They do, however, experience some sensations in their teeth, which can cause some discomfort. If you've had a terrible experience in the past, you can request that your dentist numb your teeth.