SCALING AND POLISHING

What is pellide/plaque?

  • Whatever food we eat, is always deposited as a thin film on the surface of the teeth, which forms a pellide. If that pellide (plaque) keeps on accumulating and doesn’t get removed by brushing or gargling- due to the action of bacteria it starts turning into a hard deposit called tartar or calculus.

 What happens when tartar starts forming ?

  • Once tartar starts forming, it gets laid down around the gums, trying to take them down. If the gums recede, its place is taken by the tartar. Ideally, if gums recede, the tooth becomes naturally loose & can fall off, but they are held upon by the tartar or calculus. So practically the tooth has become loose but since the tartar is holding it, you cannot feel it’s loose.So this is an answer to the common myth that everyone has about the scaling & cleaning procedure.

NOTE: People feel their teeth become loose, but it’s not so. We are supposed to get our cleaning done once in every six months regularly.
Although we must be following a proper brushing technique, still a manual cleanup is always required.
So, in cleaning, a special ultra-sonic machine is used which rotates at 15000-20000 rpm and helps cleaning teeth with the help of special tips.
Thereafter all the teeth are polished with a polishing paste.
For 1-2 days every patient will feel sensitivity which is normal after cleaning procedure but will settle down in 2 days.
Stains due to paan masala chewing, tobacco chewing, smoking, iron tablets are also removed in cleaning procedure.