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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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 have loose teeth after scaling. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I went to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning. When I came out I realized that my two front teeth were loose. I guess they were too rough. When I was 7, I fell on my teeth and I have been told that the roots got extremely short after that. My dentist said there was nothing sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. After cleaning and scaling of the teeth, they generally become loose temporarily because of the ultrasonic movement of the instrument. You do not need to worry as it will get to the normal in coming d...  Read Full »

I have receding and weak gums. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an issue regarding my gums. For the past few days, I have been feeling that my gums are becoming weak and thin as they are leaving my teeth and going down from my teeth. I want to say that a part of the teeth which is hidden under gum is showing. I am a smoker and I am already tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Receding gums can be a problem associated with many factors. It is known as the recession of gums. I would like to know if you have a habit of brushing your teeth hard. Smoking causes stains on teeth ...  Read Full »

Something like tartar broke off from my teeth. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Something broke off from one of my teeth, and I would like to know what was it that broke and what I should do about it (if anything). I think it might have been tartar or cementum, but I do not know. They are hard and off whitish (a little yellowing). They are the same as that materi...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. It seems the broken part is tartar (calculus) which gets accumulated over teeth mainly lower inner side of the front teeth. From the images, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it seems yo...  Read Full »

My gum bleeding stopped with Metrogyl and Tan X ointment. Will it recur?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting bleeding from the gums for the past one month. It is generalized. In the morning when I get up, it is maximum blood coming out from my mouth. It is better rest of the day. I did salt water rinse and applied Tan X ointment, but nothing helped. I started taking Metrogyl...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Inflammation of gums is called as gingivitis and bleeding gums being one of the symptoms of the gingivitis. Gingivitis is a microbial disease with many causes that cause the microbial flora to flourish in the mouth. I would advise you to have a visit to your dentist...  Read Full »

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