Tooth cleaning spaces. 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.
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.
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