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

Purpose

Scaling removes the accumulated dental plaque, calculus, and stain from the surfaces of our teeth, and 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

There may be slight discomfort and minor gingival bleeding in the first few days after scaling. Please do not worry. Please remind your child to thoroughly clean his/her teeth every day, and the discomfort and gingival bleeding will gradually disappear. The gum will become healthy as well.

Last revision date: 18 January 2012