Scaling & Polishing
Scaling is the removal of plaque and calculus from the tooth surface either with hand instruments or mechanically using ultrasonic cleaning machines. This eliminates gum infection which has resulted from accumulation of plaque and calculus.
The teeth are usually polished after scaling, preferably using a rubber cup and a fluoride- containing paste. Patients will be able to appreciate the feeling of a clean mouth, which must then be maintained by doing the procedure twice a year.