The Need For Dental Scaling

We have been hearing the rules of how things should and need to be done since a young age, be it how to behave in public, how to dress ourselves and how to take care of our health, both physical and oral. The basics of dental healthcare is to brush our teeth at least twice a day, not to have sweets before bed, to floss after every meal and to use mouthwash. While we do know all of this, we do not necessarily follow them down to the tee.

This is why a lot of us end up facing a buildup around our teeth, and if left neglected, can lead to numerous health issues later on. The yellow buildup while it is still soft is called calculus and can be removed but once the deposits begin to deposit and harden, it turns into plaque. The only way to deal with plaque is to go to your dentist in Centurion and have them perform scaling on you.

Scaling is referred to the procedure of removing the plaque surrounding our teeth. It is not done for everyone who has a bit of calculus around their teeth since that can be removed through regular brushing. Depending on the extent of damage, it can take from 1-3 sittings to fully remove the plaque. It is not a painful procedure but it can cause discomfort when the tool is removing the plaque since it puts pressure on the teeth. After the procedure, all of your teeth and gums will feel hypersensitive and this will last for a few days. However, if it has been over 10 days and the hypersensitivity and discomfort remains, you need to get it checked again. Secondly, if you notice excessive bleeding happening even hours after the procedure, you should get it checked as well.