There is one simple answer for all such people, "we make sure that there is no harm of undergoing polishing and scaling, if there were actually side effects of teeth cleaning, then it wouldn’t have been so popular"
Let’s take a look at the myths and facts to find out that all of what you hear about this technique is true and what’s not.
Myth: Polishing and scaling are cosmetic procedures
Fact: Scaling is important for gum health: thus, it is not just cosmetic but therapeutic procedure.
The cosmetic side of scaling (whiter teeth due to removal of stains) is a great feature of this procedure. In reality, scaling is essential for therapeutic uses. Scaling is important for gum health. By getting local irritants removed, you can improve the gum health, decrease bad breath, gum bleeding and increase tooth support.
Myth: Scaling makes teeth sensitive
Fact: Scaling can actually prevent teeth sensitivity in time by preventing inflammation and gum recession.
Imagine you are wearing a cardigan/jacket in the winter and then you are asked to remove it, you would definitely feel cold for some time. Now imagine the same for your teeth, your teeth wearing a jacket of tartar for months and suddenly it is removed. Wouldn’t it take your teeth a few days to adjust to the new temperatures? This doesn’t suggest that your teeth have become sensitive; they just need time to recover.
Myth: Scaling makes teeth loose
Fact: Scaling can actually assist your teeth be more strongly held by the surrounding bone and gums.
If you have undergone an extraction or know someone who has, then you must be aware that it requires huge amount of force and leverage to pull out a properly held tooth. Even a tooth which is comparatively loose needs some degree of pressure. So, there is no way that ultrasonic scaling, which hardly touches the tip of your teeth for a few seconds at a time, can cause tooth loosening.
So, why do you feel a little loose after scaling? When tartar gets accumulated around your teeth eventually, it can cause gum disease which in turn causes tooth weakening and bone loss. However, because the tartar is so firmly deposited around your teeth, they feel firm. When dentists remove this stuff, naturally your teeth will feel loose. Usually, people think that if tartar holds the teeth together then why one should get it removed. The reason is simple, the longer the tartar stays in your mouth, it can cause other issues like bad breath, gum bleeding etc. So, removing it becomes essential.
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