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Scaling & Polishing

Your smile will remain healthy and cheerful if you receive regular scaling & polishing treatment. Regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene are the only two easy steps to healthy oral hygiene. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums and reducing the likelihood of developing dental issues in the future.


What is Scaling and Polishing Treatment?

Scaling is a comprehensive dental cleaning that involves removal plaque and tartar (calculus) from periodontal pockets around the gums and around the teeth. A dentist will assess your plaque buildup and look for any signs of periodontal disease during the initial examination. Then, they will do a professional cleaning and polishing using a combination of contemporary dentistry procedures. Plaque and bacteria from above and below the gum surfaces are eliminated in this way. Your teeth will be polished when the plaque is removed thoroughly, leaving them feeling smooth and clean. After that, your dentist will demonstrate how to take care of your teeth at home. They will give you guidance on all facets of dental hygiene, such as the proper use of dental floss and toothbrush.

Need To Know
  • 1-2 appointments depending on calculus buildup, usually required every 6 months.
  • in certain cases of heavy staining an additional procedure of Prophy polishing is required to remove hard stains.
  • prophy polishing usually takes around 30 minutes.
Before your appointment
  • No special preparation needed.
How long it takes
  • Scaling & polishing treatment usually takes around 45 – 60 minutes for single visit.
  • In some cases it takes more time depending upon the tartar deposit on the teeth
After your appointment
  • You can usually carry on as normal.
  • Avoid extreme hot and cold as you may feel slight sensitivity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. 
  • follow the hygienic procedures as demonstrated by the dentist.
You may be asked about
  • Your dental history and medical history.
  • Your normal oral care routine at home.
Quick tip
  • If your dentist gives you advice about daily dental care like teeth brushing techniques and how often you should floss, write it down. It takes time to build a new habit – some say 21 days or more. In the meantime, here’s a handy idea. Stick your note about your new dental care routine on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder.


01. How much do Scaling & Polishing services cost?
The price of Scaling & Polishing services depends upon the tartar deposit upon the teeth which we determine in initial examination. In most cases its 7000 PKR.
02. Is Scaling & Polishing treatment painful?
You shouldn’t experience any pain while getting Scaling & Polishing treatment. However it is normal to feel some discomfort during the services. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, make sure you ask the dentist before the treatment is carried out.
03. How often should I get the Scaling & Polishing treatment?
To maintain healthy teeth and gums, we recommend that you visit your dentist for Scaling twice a year. This will help diagnose and prevent future problems, including gum disease.
04. What will happen if I have poor oral hygiene?
Poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of health concerns, some of them extremely serious if left untreated. Some of the common signs of poor oral health are bleeding gums, swollen or inflamed gums, loose teeth and bad breath. Research also shows a clear link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, including increased risk of stroke and heart attack, premature birth and an increased risk of pneumonia, particularly in elderly patients.
05. What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal (or gum) disease is a process that starts with a biofilm that adheres to the surface of your teeth. Gums first become red, inflamed and swollen. Later, the bone that supports the teeth is eaten away. In the final stages, this leads to tooth loss.
06. Why does the dentist need to scrape off plaque and tartar?
We all have bacteria in our mouth, even if we have great oral hygiene at home. Plaque is formed when this bacteria mixes with food and proteins in your mouth. It’s the sticky, pale yellow film that coats your teeth and gets under your gum line. If plaque stays on your teeth it can harden into tartar and give you even bigger problems. Tartar build-up can’t be removed at home. It needs to be carefully scraped off by a special scaler tool in a dental clinic. The bacteria in plaque and tartar damages the enamel, or outer layer of your teeth. But if you remove it regularly, you can help prevent tooth decay, receding gums and gum disease.