Dental Scaling

Dental scaling is a procedure done to remove excess plaque and tartar build-up on the tooth and root surface. Scaling can be done manually or with the help of an ultrasonic machine called a scaler. Scaling prevents gum diseases.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I feel sensitivity in my teeth after using a desensitizing toothpaste. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my lower tooth filled a month ago and had a complete ultrasonic scaling on the same day. I was having too much sensitivity at the time of scaling and it was uncontrollable. The dentist gave me local anesthesia for the sensitivity. I also complained of my tooth sensitivity which I was...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The sensitivity after scaling is a normal feature that gets relieved once teeth are fully covered again by salivary pellicle. Usually, it lasts for 24 to 48 hours.In order to avoid it, it is better to ask the dentist for polishing after scaling and use high fluoride toothpa...  Read Full »

Please give me solutions to prevent dental cavities.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 18 years. I had a root canal last year. I have many cavities in my teeth. I brush three times a day nicely then also cavities grow up and come on other teeth. Please tell me any of your solutions.   Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. The cavities (caries) have many causes to occur in the mouth. And overall cleaning with proper technique of brushing and flossing is essential to maintain good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene with reg...  Read Full »

I am having continuous bleeding while brushing after removal of braces. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I just got my braces removed today and have been getting some heavy bleeding when brushing my teeth, should I continue to brush my teeth while it bleeds or just stop?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding the dental health. Bleeding gums after removal of braces is a very common problem among all. So first of all, consult your dentist for scaling to remove local inflammatory factors. Till the time do gargles with mouthwash after eve...  Read Full »

I have von Willebrand disease. What precautions should I take while scaling to prevent the loss of blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I have von Willebrand disease. My current health concern is that I need to get a scaling of my teeth done. What precautions should I take while scaling to prevent the loss of blood?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The outcome depends on the type of von Willebrand disease as well. Before the dental procedure, a prophylactic Desmopressin can be prescribed. A local Tranexamic acid application would also be beneficial after completing one sitting of scaling or other procedures. I s...  Read Full »

Why is there yellowness in teeth even after scaling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. After scaling there is temporary removal of yellowness but after 15 days it becomes yellow again. I want a clean teeth like pearls. I am using Patanjali toothpowder.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I believe you are referring to scaling only, and not teeth whitening procedure. The scaling procedure only removes debris and calculus from the surface of the tooth and gums. For getting pearl type white teeth, you need to do teeth whitening procedure or bleaching. ...  Read Full »

How to whiten my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth have become totally yellow. Even whitening toothpaste does not work. I tried to clean them myself but, failed. What products can I use or how can I clean it myself without visiting a dentist?  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and seen the picture attached to it (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  It looks like a case of stains with calculus, which is known in layman's terms as tartar. This can be due to many reasons. For example, not maint...  Read Full »

My gums are swollen, and I have a cavity. How can I treat it without going to the dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old, and I have noticed an orange substance building up on some of my teeth. My gums are swollen. There is a cavity in my canine tooth, and I wondered if there was any way I could fix it without going to a dentist because my family is very poor. So, would you recommend a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Debris is getting deposited onto the tooth surface. The gums are inflamed due to the debris. Brush your tooth twice daily. Rinse your mouth after every meal. I suggest you get your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist. The cavity on the tooth surface is a cervical abr...  Read Full »

I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow. What to do?

Query: Hello Doctor,    I am 18 years old. I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow.    What can I do to make my teeth appear white?   Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even after brushing twice daily, if your teeth remain yellow then there are chances of calculus deposits on your teeth. Brushing alone does not remove calculi. A painless dental procedure called scaling has to be done immediately. Scaling is a must for you at this stage b...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bad breath? I floss, brush every morning and night, but still suffer from bad breath.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 16 years old. I floss, brush every morning and night and use a tongue cleaner too. But still suffer from bad breath the whole day. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. After following these tips you will feel better and get rid of bad breath by 2 weeks. Start using chlorhexidine mouthwash thrice a day for 4 weeks. Do saline water mouth rinses (take lukewarm water in a small cup and add 1/4th teaspoon salt in it),...  Read Full »

How to remove yellowness from teeth?

Query: Hello, My teeth are very yellow. How can I remove yellowness from teeth and make them white at home? If I go and do the cleaning with a dentist, how much would it cost?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Yellow teeth can be of different types. If teeth are slightly yellowish with plaque, you can make them clean and white just by brushing properly twice a day with light hand pressure.  Avoid abrasive brushing as they can cause the white outer layer of teeth to shed off and...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.