Scaling involves the removal of dental plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth surfaces so that the teeth become clean and smooth.

Purpose
To remove dental plaque, calculus and stains to prevent gum disease
Photograph of lower front teeth with calculus before scaling.
Before scaling

Photograph of the clean lower front teeth after scaling.
After scaling

Procedures for scaling

Points to note after scaling
If you have gum disease, you may experience slight discomfort and gum bleeding for a few days after scaling. However, you should still pay attention to clean your teeth properly. The situation will gradually get better.

Last revision date: 18 January 2012