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Frequently Asked Questions
About SCALE AND CLEAN
Many people have questions about dental scaling and cleaning, so we’ve compiled a list of answers to some
of the most frequently asked questions.
The procedure is relatively painless and only takes a few minutes to complete. However, if you experience discomfort, your dentist can provide local anaesthesia to numb the area. So, if you have been avoiding a scale and clean because you are worried about pain, there is no need to worry.
Call the dental clinic today to discuss your scale and clean procedure.
The average dental scaling and cleaning procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. However, the length of time may vary depending on your unique situation. For example, the procedure may take longer if you have extensive tartar build-up. Additionally, if an individual has any gum disease present, the procedure may also take longer.
Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about the process of scaling of teeth in Maryborough.
It’s a common misconception that dental scaling can damage teeth. In reality, regular scale and cleans can clean teeth, remove tartar build-up, and help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While it’s possible for dental scaling to briefly cause some discomfort, it generally doesn’t cause any long-term damage to teeth.
If you are considering teeth scaling in Maryborough, discuss it with our dental team so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you.
Here are the dos and don’ts after your scaling of teeth in Maryborough:
- Wait at least 30 minutes before eating and drinking.
During this waiting period, the fluoride treatment binds with the tooth enamel. Eating and drinking acidic or carbonated beverages might flush away the fluoride before it can bond with the minerals on the teeth’s surfaces.
- Be on the lookout.
Following a scale and clean, some may experience teeth sensitivity and tender gums. However, all of these ought to disappear after a day or two. Any longer, you should see your dentist to see if there is a problem that requires attention.
- Brush your teeth before bedtime.
Be gentle with your teeth and gums, and brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Smoke or drink alcohol in the days following your scale and clean
The chemicals in tobacco can irritate the gums and lead to infection.
- Eat anything tough, chewy, and crunchy for a few days.
Your gums might feel tender for a few days after the procedure, so it won’t feel good when crunchy food grinds into them. During those days, stick to softer meals.
- How much does a scale and clean cost?
The cost may vary depending on the amount of plaque buildup. On average, teeth scaling in Maryborough usually costs around $150 to $350. Contact the friendly team at Mary River Dental to get an accurate quote.