Tooth cleaning spaces or gaps in teeth. Tooth cleaning or scaling is a dental procedure which removes plaque and tartar build up below the gum line. It is absolutely safe and a vital preventive dental procedure. Dental scaling and polishing plays a very important role. It maintains oral hygiene as it removes the tartar, plaque and the biofilm from the tooth surface and the gum line. Dental scaling once in six months is highly recommended to maintain good and healthy oral hygiene.
Dental scaling or tooth cleaning doesn’t create any kind of space between the teeth. The existing spaces in the teeth are occupied by plaque and calculus which leads to gingival recession. This in turn may lead to bone loss, pathological migration of teeth or tooth mobility.
During an oral prophylaxis appointment, the dentist use non invasive dental equipment’s. However, Ultrasonic scalers or hand scalers, curates used to remove the plaque and calculus from the teeth surfaces and beneath the gums. The dentist then polishes the tooth surfaces for a smooth finish. Hence, Glycerin and hydrogen peroxide, used for smoothening the rough surfaces after scaling. In the case of children, fluoride application or sealants used to prevent tooth decay. dental cleaning is the only pain-free procedure in the dental field.
Dental Scaling may feel like spaces or gaps in teeth
By removing the calculus by scaling, the place which was occupied by calculus seems empty and free. As a result, patient feels that there are spaces or gaps between the teeth. In case of missing teeth , pathological migration takes place which leads to more spacing between the teeth and increase the food deposition between them.
These deposits between the teeth get hard over a period of time due to microbial activities forming into hard tartar or calculus. During tooth cleaning procedure the dentist removes these deposits and the spaces become noticeable. Healing after scaling takes up to 4-6weeks. Hence, scaling or tooth cleaning does not create additional space in the teeth but just cleans and clears already existing spaces in the teeth.
Patient Review: Teeth Cleaning Spaces
Dental cleaning is done in order to even detect dental problems which unnoticed at an early stage.
The dentist while performing scaling or teeth cleaning comes across minor cavities, pit and fissure cavities, gum diseases or any oral dental lesion. This helps the dentist to diagnose these problems at an early stage.
However The dentist schedule the oral prophylaxis appointments depending upon the patient’s health conditions. However, patients who smoke, patients with gum diseases, cavity prone patients, diabetes, pregnant women need frequent dental visits for oral prophylaxis or professional teeth cleaning.
Conclusion to Dental Scaling
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