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Scaling & Polishing

What Is Scaling & Polishing?

Scaling and polishing is a common dental procedure that involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and surface stains from the teeth to improve oral health and enhance their appearance.

Scaling is the process of removing the buildup of calculus or tartar from the teeth and gum line using specialized dental instruments. Tartar is a hard, calcified deposit that forms on the teeth when plaque is left on the teeth for an extended period of time. Scaling removes this buildup to prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath.

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Dentists generally recommend that patients have their teeth scaled and polished every six months to maintain optimal oral health.
      Scaling & Polishing is generally not painful. However, some patients may experience sensitivity or discomfort during the procedure, especially if they have sensitive teeth or gum disease.
      Scaling & Polishing does not damage the teeth if it is performed by a trained dental professional using appropriate techniques and equipment.
      The length of time required for Scaling & Polishing depends on the amount of plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. Generally, the procedure takes 30-60 minutes to complete.
      Scaling & Polishing can cause some mild bleeding if the gums are inflamed or if there is a significant amount of tartar buildup present. However, this bleeding should stop within a few days.
      Most dental insurance plans cover Scaling & Polishing as a preventive procedure, but coverage may vary depending on the plan.
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