Scaling and polishing, also commonly known as teeth cleaning, is one of the most basic dental treatments. Despite brushing and flossing after every meal, plaque and tartar will still build up on your teeth after eating, resulting in serious gum diseases or tooth decay in the long run. Thus, it is necessary to go for routine check-ups and cleaning by dental professionals. “Scaling” removes hardened plaque and tartar (calculus) stuck to your teeth using our ultrasonic scalers. This instrument removes unwanted dirt by knocking them out using its ultrasonic vibrations. It can remove tartar way faster than just using a manual hand scaler in the past.
“Polishing” on the other hand, is the use of a spinning polishing cup/brush to remove plaque and stains on the surface of your teeth. This procedure also smoothens out the external surfaces, making it harder for dirt to get attached to your teeth. To end the scaling and polishing session, your dentist may apply a concentrated fluoridated gel on your teeth, if required.
Dental plaque and calculus (or commonly known as tartar) consist of bacteria that can damage both your teeth and your gums. The initial stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. This is the initial stage where the gums’ inflammation occurs, causing your gums to look reddish and bleed easily. Without treatment, Gingivitis can lead to more severe gum disease called periodontitis. There may be damage at the inner layer of the gums at this stage, causing your bone to pull away from your teeth, resulting in small pockets being formed. As gum disease worsens, the pockets deepen, and more gum tissue and bone get destroyed and loosens the teeth. This may eventually lead to tooth loss in the long run if not treated in time.
Scaling removes all the dirt from your teeth, but polishing is the procedure that helps prevent and delay future attachment and accumulation of new dirt.
Dr Sumit Sharma is one of the most qualified and best dentist for Dental Scaling and Polishing at Bahra Hospital, Mohali. A dental scaling and polishing procedure will range between Rs 2,000-3,000 depending upon the condition of teets. These are indicative costs only and the best way to approach would be to see the dentist in the OPD for the right plan.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
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