- Scaling teeth is a process that can be used to remove plaque build-up Do you know the side effects?
Dental scaling is a procedure for the removal of plaque formation and gum disease. A dentist recommends scaling the teeth every six months to get rid of the calculus that forms on the teeth. It is a deep cleansing procedure that reaches below the gum line to remove plaque.
Why is it important?
Whenever we eat, a thin layer covers our teeth and tiny particles adhere to the surface of the teeth, resulting in a build-up known as plaque. Plaque formation can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth cleaning, regular brushing and flossing can help rid the plaque and tartar of teeth.
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Why is it important?
Tooth decay is important because gum disease is kept in check. In addition, the tartar that builds up on the gums can go back, which can cause your teeth to fall out. You can develop bad breath and it can lead to serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
What are the benefits of tooth scaling?
Tooth scaling is very useful for caring for your teeth and improving oral health. Here are some benefits you should know:
- It is extremely effective in treating gum disease and improving gum health.
- Disintegration and infection can lead to tooth loss and tooth dandruff can prevent tooth decay.
- It keeps you away from calculus and reduces the risk of tooth decay.
- Tooth decay protects the tooth roots when harmful bacteria accumulate below the gum line.
Scaling teeth has many advantages, but there are some complications that you should consider to be sure you want to perform the procedure:
- If you receive improper scaling of teeth, you may experience disruption lead to tooth loss.
- It can be a problem for people with diabetes or heart disease.
- If teeth are not treated properly, it can also lead to periodontitis – deposition of bacterial plaque below the gum line. In order to maintain periodontal health, the accumulation of bacteria and food remains must be avoided.
- Insufficient dental scaling can expose roots after the gums shrink, resulting in bleeding gums.
Precautions to Take
- Start regular brushing and flossing to maintain oral hygiene.
- You should eat something soft after the procedure. Avoid anything that is hard to eat, including peanuts, popcorn, etc. Avoid hot and spicy foods to avoid complications.
- Slight bleeding may occur and is normal. It remains after a few hours, you should see a doctor.
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to reduce the swelling.
- Do not smoke for at least 24 hours after completing the procedure.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 17, 2019