Scaling and polishing (oral prophylaxis)
Ultrasonic Tooth Scaling & Polishing
Scaling or prophylaxis is the procedure of removing calculus
(tartar), plaque and stains from the teeth. Tooth scaling
is part of professional tooth cleaning. Polishing of tooth
surfaces is used to make these surfaces smooth which makes
it more difficult for plaque and debris to accumulate on
your teeth that causes decay or gum disease. Polishing is
a preventive procedure used as a first-line defense against
Procedure for ultrasonic Scaling and Polishing Treatment
When scaling and polishing is done, essentially this is
a deep clean of your mouth. A special tool is used to get
rid of the hard build up of calculus (tartar) then follow
up by giving the teeth a thorough polish.
The areas concentrated on are just below the gum line,
behind your teeth and in the gaps in between them, as these
are the regions commonly missed when we brush our teeth.
Scaling and polishing helps prevent gum disease
At our dental clinic, our center uses the ultrasonic technology.
The ultrasonic unit's small tip and high frequency scaling
tool along with its water spray technology delivers higher
patient comfort and makes the procedure for the removal
of calculus (tartar) more time-effective.
The ultrasonic scaler enables a more gentle and effective
scale within a shorter treatment timeframe than conventional
scaling tools. The unit is also designed for complete sterilization,
a concept our clinic emphasizes on.