What Is Dental Scaling and Root Planning?

For people who have gum disease, which is a persistent case, dentists recommend scaling the teeth. Plaque is a dental procedure that removes tartar and plaque from teeth and restores gum health. The procedure of scaling and polishing in Singapore is usually associated with another procedure known as root planing.

The dental hygienist or dentist tickles the roots of the teeth and gums with local anesthesia, such as during the tooth scaling process, and peeling the teeth together with the root plan causes a little discomfort. 

The accumulated plaque from the teeth, which is located below and above the gum line in hardened deposits, is removed with a special tool. Coarse stains on the roots that come into contact with the teeth are smoothed out by root planning, which in turn can cause gum disease, such as when bacteria are trapped and left behind by these rough stains.

Although the procedure ends at the visit, a half or quadrant associated with the mouth is recommended for that visit. The gums tend to itch due to the anesthetic effect after scaling and planning because they then become slightly soft. Gums look healthy, tight, and pink again as if regularly brushed twice a day and applied every day.

It is important for the dental hygienist or dentist to know the general medical history of the people prior to scaling, as well as the root planning process. This procedure allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream because precautions must be taken to treat gum disease in people who are at high risk of infection, such as those at risk of infection.