What is tooth scaling?

  1. jabelufiroz profile image70
    jabelufirozposted 4 years ago

    What is tooth scaling?

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Tooth scaling is a method of cleaning that involves scraping the teeth to remove plaque and tartar.  The tool used is a sort of flat metal hook that basically slides under the plaque and tartar to remove it.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mine was recently done with a power tool of the same style blade or hook. It left my teeth the smoothest they have ever been. The noise was disconcerting, though.