Dental Scaling: Dr Nik

Scaling is the most basic dental treatment which removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) build up above and below the gum line. Removing the plaque and tartar will make sure that you have healthy gum. This is because plaque and tartar are responsible for gum problems or diseases that later will lead to loose tooth and eventually losing it.

Teeth scaling can be completed in one visit and it will take around 20 mins to an hour depending on the amount of plaque and tartar present orally.

It is a painless treatment if you have minimal plaque and tartar. However, if you have not done it for so many years and have a lot of tartar build up especially below the gum line, your dentist might offer to give you local anaesthesia to ensure that the treatment is comfortable for you.

It is advisable to do scaling every 4-6 months depending on conditions of your gum ( your dentist will advise you accordingly). Doing the scaling regularly will help to make sure that your gums are healthy hence you have firm teeth that can last longer.

Have you done your scaling recently? If not, do start this good habit of having regular scaling and start the journey to a healthier gum and teeth.

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