Scaling and polishing is a basic dental treatment, which is also known as teeth cleaning. Plaques and tartars can still build up even with daily brushing and flossing. The scaling process helps to remove these deposits that accumulate on teeth over time. After scaling is completed, the teeth are polished to remove surface stains.
Wisdom teeth are also known as “third molars”. They develop at the back of the mouth and usually emerge between the ages of 18 – 24. Most adults have 4 wisdom teeth – 2 on top and 2 at the bottom.
Gum disease (Periodontitis) is an infection that damages the soft tissue and bones surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to bleeding gums, pus discharge, gum recession, and in severe cases – tooth loss. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and get regular dental checkups to prevent the onset of periodontitis.
Root canal treatment is also known as nerve treatment for the teeth. This procedure helps to eliminate infection that resulted in nerve damage of an affected tooth. Infections may occur due to decay, or fracture secondary to trauma. Some symptoms associated with nerve-damaged teeth include pain, prolonged sensitivy to hot and cold, swelling of gums, discomfort when chewing and discoloration of teeth.