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PROCEDURE – SCALING

The Importance of Scaling at Concierge Dental

When Dental Conditions Require Scaling

Three Reasons to Consider Scaling

Prevent Gum Disease

Scaling helps prevent gum disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup, keeping your gums healthy and free from infection.

Enhance Aesthetics

It can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter, more radiant smile.

Support Medication Treatments

Scaling can work synergistically with medications to effectively manage advanced dental conditions, such as periodontitis.

The Basics of Scaling: What is It?

Scaling is a dental procedure that goes beyond routine cleaning. It involves the removal of plaque and tartar build-up from both above and below the gumline. This meticulous process helps prevent and treat gum disease, maintain optimal oral health, and enhance the appearance of your teeth. Now, let’s dive deeper into why scaling could be crucial for you or someone you care about. 

When Scaling Becomes Essential

Scaling is recommended as a preventive measure to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, there are specific dental conditions where scaling becomes even more crucial. One such condition is periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. In cases like these, scaling plays a pivotal role in managing the condition and preventing further complications. 

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Scaling FAQ

No, scaling is not typically painful. It may cause some mild discomfort or sensitivity, but your dentist will use local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

How often should I get scaling done?

No, scaling is a safe and routine dental procedure when performed by a trained professional. It is designed to improve your oral health and should not damage your teeth. 

Some individuals may experience mild gum sensitivity or bleeding immediately after scaling, but these symptoms are temporary and should subside within a few days. It is essential to follow your dentist’s aftercare recommendations.

While scaling can remove surface stains, it is not a teeth-whitening procedure. If you are looking to whiten your teeth, your dentist can discuss additional treatments like teeth whitening.

It’s best to avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages immediately after scaling to minimize sensitivity. Your dentist will provide specific post-scaling dietary guidelines.

You can resume your regular brushing and flossing routine after scaling. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent plaque and tartar buildup in the future.

Still have questions? Let's talk.

Our Process -- And Yours

Non-surgical treatment, the method of choice for early-stage gum disease, essentially amounts to a deep, professional cleaning of the teeth that gets at the tartar under the gumline and includes the application of a local antimicrobial.

Vigilance (yours)
It's important to be vigilant for gum disease because it can be painless, revealing itself only when valuable treatment time has been lost.
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Local anesthesia (if needed)
Root-planing and scaling clean down to the roots. We may use a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable.
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Root-planing and scaling (deep-cleaning)
If diagnosed in the early stages, the preferred and more conservative (i.e., non-invasive) option is scaling and root-planing.
3
Anti-microbial application
We proactively apply an antimicrobial to the affected areas to kill and guard against any bacteria there that could pose a setback.
4
Ongoing home care and vigilance
You establish and make a habit of a rigorous home dental-health regimen that includes thorough brushing and flossing, and ongoing vigilance for flare-ups.
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Our Process -- And Yours

Non-surgical treatment, the method of choice for early-stage gum disease, essentially amounts to a deep, professional cleaning of the teeth that gets at the tartar under the gumline and includes the application of a local antimicrobial.

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2
3
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5
Vigilance (yours)
It's important to be vigilant for gum disease because it can be painless, revealing itself only when valuable treatment time has been lost.
Local anestheisa (if needed)
Root-planing and scaling clean down to the roots. We may use a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable.
Root-planing and scaling (deep-cleaning)
If diagnosed in the early stages, the preferred and more conservative (i.e., non-invasive) option is scaling and root-planing.
Anti-microbial application
We proactively apply an antimicrobial to the affected areas to kill and guard against any bacteria there that could pose a setback.
Ongoing home care and vigilance
You establish and make a habit of a rigorous home dental-health regimen that includes thorough brushing and flossing, and ongoing vigilance for flare-ups.

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