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.

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Why is the gum at the back paining even though I do not have a wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who dislikes visiting the dentist. Therefore, you can imagine my hygiene is very good. I had a brief period of gingivitis as a result of using braces for three years. Having removed my braces over a year ago, and lucky for me, I do not have wisdom teeth, the end of...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel that there could be an infection around the gums, probably due to some food lodgement or other foreign particles. I predict infection due to the duration of five days, which is sufficient for it to initiate. As you are going for a regular cleaning, you can be assur...  Read Full »

Does redness along the gums indicate any gum disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 49-year-old female, weighing 79 kg with a height of 165 cm. I have gum disease and I am attending the dentist every three months for a clean in the hope of stabilizing my gums. My gums can appear red and I have noticed redness adjacent to my missing back tooth. I have redness alo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the gum disease has caused a periodontal abscess. It is an infection with a collection of pus around gum tissues. You need to show to a dentist and get it treated. I feel along with periodontal therapy, the dentist may also prescribe some antibiotics to you...  Read Full »

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