4 Myths About Teeth Scaling

4 Myths About Teeth Scaling
August 1, 2019

Teeth scaling in Bradford, is a process which helps in removing the deposit of plaque and tartar accumulated on the teeth. While the plaque is soft, if it is not removed, it hardens into tartar. The plaque and tartar are responsible for tooth decay. The scaling process consists of cleaning the teeth from its roots. The procedure is recommended when gum disease is at a moderate level, so that it doesn’t progress any further. If the gum disease is severe, the procedure is done before the surgery. Let’s have a look at some myths about the procedure and the fact behind it.

  • Scaling weakens the teeth and makes them lose

One of the most common myths is that the procedure weakens your teeth and makes them loose. But this is not true, as scaling removes the elements deposited on teeth, which lead to gum disease. When these elements are removed from the teeth, one may feel the teeth to be weakened. The teeth are already weakened due to the deposit of plaque and tartar and the cleaning procedure has got nothing to do with it.

  • Scaling makes the teeth sensitive

This is yet another myth, which needs to be addressed. When you are suffering from gum disease, the gaps between the teeth get filled with tartar. When the tartar is removed, the tooth gets exposed to the oral environment, which may make it feel sensitive, but it goes away within few days.

  • Scaling causes gaps between the teeth to increase

When the gum disease progresses the gap between the teeth gets filled with tartar. After the cleaning of teeth and gums, the harmful tartar is removed from the teeth and patients feel that the gaps between their teeth have increased.

  • Scaling is painful

It’s a painless procedure and the only sensation that one feels is the process of scraping something off your teeth. Apart from that there is absolutely no pain felt. The discomfort felt during the process is bearable and you can go through it without the need for sedation or anesthesia. It is a simple cleaning and not an invasive procedure.