|(503) 653-9517||9300 SE 91st Ave, Suite 403 Happy Valley, OR 97086|
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Removing plaque and tartar from your teeth is incredibly important, and Fusion Dental Specialists knows how essential a task it is. This is why we are dedicated to doing the best possible job to make your life as easy as possible and doing as thorough of a job as we can. We utilize all of the latest cutting-edge technology to get the job done right the first time around. When you come to us for your scaling needs, we can assure you that you will be more than satisfied with your care and your results.
What is scaling?
Scaling is the term used to refer to the removal of tartar and plaque, along with other similarly negative influences that stick on or between your teeth. These can be destructive not only to your teeth, causing decay and halitosis, but also to your gums, causing inflammation, infection, and disease. Scaling is a great option for those who are dealing with gingivitis and moderate/severe gum disease.
Why do I need scaling?
Scaling and root planing both serve the same purpose, both as a treatment option and as a preventative measure as well. Getting rid of the oral bacteria that collects in the plaque on your teeth also gets rid of risks for debilitating periodontal diseases that can eventually lead to bone loss. This also protects your teeth because it eliminates pockets that collect bad bacteria that leads to bone and tooth loss over time. It makes it much easier to clean your teeth and to maintain that level of cleanliness over time as well. This option also eliminates the odor causing bacteria that lead to halitosis. Finally, it can highly benefit the appearance of your smile as well, as it makes your gums appear much healthier along with removing stains that may reside on the surface of your teeth.
What is the process for scaling?
The process is pretty simple when it comes to scaling your teeth. There are special tools and instruments developed that aid the process, from smaller simpler tools to ultrasonic scalers that clean your teeth with vibrations and water (eliminating the need for chemicals). After our dentist takes x-rays and visually inspects your teeth, he will decide if scaling is safe. If it is and your teeth are strong enough, he will then use these tools to remove the tartar and plaque from the surface of your teeth and crowns along with the pockets in your gum line where it may build up. A local anesthetic may be used if the pockets are deep or your gums are sensitive.
Scaling is essential to keeping your mouth healthy and as bacteria free as possible. It is a simple and important procedure that our skilled professionals have years of experience doing here at Fusion Dental Specialists. We can help to restore your optimal oral health, your beautiful smile, and your comfortability once more as we work to heal. To get your mouth deep cleaned and comfortable once again, give us a call today, set up an appointment, and let us pamper your teeth.
| 9300 SE 91st Ave, Suite 403
Happy Valley, OR 97086-3762