Scaling is a simple and painless procedure, thanks to which you can improve the condition of your teeth. When thinking of the benefits of using it, it is first of all necessary to emphasize the possibility of preventing many serious and troublesome oral diseases, e.g. caries and periodontal disease.

Scaling effectively removes tartar, it is possible to reduce the risk of enamel demineralization. In addition, it is made with sandblasting to get whiter teeth – sandblasting eliminates blemishes and removes plaque. In contrast, carried out with coating, even better protects teeth against decay. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Each dentist recommends scaling to be done at least twice a year. However, we should take into account the individual tendency to scale – it is formed faster if brushing teeth is inaccurate and incorrect. In addition, more frequent scaling should be given to smokers and people with a tendency to change inflammation of the gums.

There are two types of scaling. Supragingival scaling consists of removing the stone from the surface of the tooth crown and is done to almost all patients. Subgingival scaling consists of removing the stone that is deposited under the surface of the gums. The dentist decides on the type – depending on the oral condition of the particular patient. 

Does scaling hurt and what is the time of the procedure?

The scaling procedure is completely painless and non-invasive, although it may be associated with discomfort. For this reason, anesthesia is recommended to some patients – especially for people who are very sensitive to any oral procedure.

The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes. It all depends on how much tartar you need to remove. The duration of scaling will be longer if sanding and coating (fluoridation) are also carried out – additional treatments guaranteeing full oral hygiene. 

Price of the service 

Scaling is a relatively inexpensive procedure. The price of the procedure varies between PLN 100-150. Removing tartar along with sandblasting or fluoridation makes the costs slightly lower (for individual treatments). Therefore, it is worth 1-2 times a year to decide on a comprehensive service in the field of hygienization.