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Dr. Arunachalam

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Arunachalam Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Arunachalam is a trusted Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. He is currently practising at Family Dentistry Centre in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arunachalam on Lybrate.com.

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Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

What is scaling?
Over time, even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque (sticky, soft, bacteria infected layer) and tartar (calcium) deposits build up on your teeth. Scaling removes the tartar and plaque with specialised equipment. Scaling effectively cleans up your teeth by using ultrasound to loosen the tartar and then using tools to scrape it off from the surface of the tooth.

What is polishing?
Polishing is done to remove excess plaque and remove stains. Scaling is always followed by polishing. Polishing also smoothes and shines the teeth to prevent plaque from building up again. It is either done by foam or fluoride gel treatment to reduce the possibility of tooth decay and sensitivity.

Why are they done?
Scaling and polishing are not only done for cosmetic reasons; they are also done for overall oral health. Excessive plaque and tartar buildup will eventually lead to the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. The ultimate purpose of polishing and scaling is to clean the surface of the teeth so that the bacteria cannot attach to them and cause serious oral problems (such as gum disease). Also, scaling and polishing offer far better cleaning of your teeth than everyday brushing and flossing.

However, scaling and polishing is not a curative treatment. If your teeth have been damaged by cavities or other oral diseases, you need medical attention.

In fact, professionally, this treatment is called prophylactic treatment; and the word ‘prophylactic’ comes from prophylaxis, which is Greek for ‘to prevent disease’. Thus scaling and polishing is more of a preventive measure than a cure.

Do they hurt?
This process is essentially painless. Most of the people who undergo this treatment usually have the following experiences:

  1. Tickling sensation
  2. Coolness from the water used to clean the mouth
  3. Pressure during the scraping process (The dentist uses specialised tools to “scrape” the tartar deposits off the tooth’s surface). If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Doctor I have problem in wisdom tooth I am not eat hard items and cool water also. And I don't have decayed tooth. And I have sensitive teeth also. And I am using sensodine tooth paste. Pls give me English medicine only to free from this problem. Paste 7 days I have problem this kindly immediately respond. Thanks. Hussain.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Doctor I have problem in wisdom tooth I am not eat hard items and cool water also. And I don't have decayed tooth. An...
Consult a maxillfacial surgeon if wisdom tooth not in correct direction it may have to be removed after brushing with the tooth paste your using don't rinse your mouth for five min.
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Dentist, Jaunpur
Don't rush, when you brush: For maximum results, brush your teeth for atleast 2 to 3 minutes.
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My gums are clean but it's swollen and red. It bleeds when I brush and sometimes when I wake up. It doesn't pain. I did consulted to a Dentist and he said it's Gingivitis. He just cleaned my teeth and gums and also he said my gums are clean and he don't see any reason for the cause of Gingivitis. Please help.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My gums are clean but it's swollen and red. It bleeds when I brush and sometimes when I wake up. It doesn't pain. I d...
Hello, get a deep scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily. Maintain proper brushing technique. Floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit your dentist every 6 months.
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I am a 28 year old male. I has been suffering from gum bleeding and teeth pain since 1 month. What I should do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am a 28 year old male. I has been suffering from gum bleeding and teeth  pain since 1 month. What I should do?
May be you have the Pyorrhea for that you have to get your teeth clean by the dentist and also surgery of the gum if its require.
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I'm21 years old. And having severe tooth ache bsonwent treatment and ultra sonic scaling my again back what can I do now.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I'm21 years old. And having severe tooth ache bsonwent treatment and ultra sonic scaling my again back what can I do ...
I would advise you to go for an intra oral xray to check whether you are having any decay with pulpal involvement. Severe toothache can be caused due to hidden decays which are deep enough to reach the nerve tissue in the tooth.
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Sometimes I have pain in my mouth under my tongue and I do not know what to do at that time I have eaten pain killers but it does not response good. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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My aunt has problem in her teeth. She just removed one teeth by dentist. I need some tips that will help her to keep her teeth strong.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My aunt has problem in her teeth. She just removed one teeth by dentist. I need some tips that will help her to keep ...
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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Sir, I taken tobacco mix pan masala since last 18 years. App last 8 year my mouth open only one finger. At presently last 6 month I withdrawn all drug's. Any suggest pl reply.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, I taken tobacco mix pan masala since last 18 years. App last 8 year my mouth open only one finger. At presently ...
Hi lybrate-user, it is good that you have quit tobacco pan masala. It is likely that you have a condition called as osmf (oral submucous fibrosis), wherein, there are reddish lesions on the inside the cheeks, and mouth-opening becomes extremely limited due to decreased elasticity of tissues in the mouth. Although you have quit tobacco, it will take some time for your mouth opening to get normal; and you will be required to do some mouth exercises. In many cases, medicines need to be injected directly into the lesions (intra-lesional injections), which brings about quick improvement. I suggest that you consult me privately on lybrate. In private consultation, you will be able to show the pictures of your lesions to me, and I will be in a better position to solve your query. I will also be able to guide you on how to perform mouth exercises on video consultation. Take care.
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I am 22 years old suffering from teeth problem actually what my problem is I i already had 32 Teeth from last two months 2 more additional teeth is coming is it any sign of health problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 22 years old suffering from teeth problem actually what my problem is I i already had 32 Teeth from last two mon...
You may hav supernumerary teeth or retained deciduous teeth. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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My teeth having blooding in every morning. What I do for this problem please tells us.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth having blooding in every morning.
What I do for this problem please tells us.
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - have your dentures aligned as needed. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I have been saw like stones on under mouth at end of jaw. I am not exactly aware on health terminology and I have been visited a doctor but no results. Simply said by drinking a cold water its has been happened said. But i am not think so please help on this regard.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
hi... can you send pictures of lesion? you can take by standing in front of mirror by your mobile. also if possible send pictures of doctor's proscription and xrays if any have been done
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My stomach is getting big day by day. and i also suffer from bad breath. what should i do?

BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
My stomach is getting big day by day. and i also suffer from bad breath. what should i do?
Reason for bad breath may be due to deposition of tartar and plaque on tooth surface or pus formation in gums. You should go through cleaning of teeth by the dentist and thorough dental check up.
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I have bump on tongue along with white tongue for last several months. What is the reason and cure for this? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
First u consult dentist this can't be answered like this on webpage until complete diagnosis cure and reason are not told without seeing the condition
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After taken bread and tea. I got problem smell from mouth, different feel in teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
After taken bread and tea. I got problem smell from mouth, different feel in teeth.
Hello, bad breath could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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BDS
Dentist, Bhagalpur
To lessen the degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment, you can gargle with 8 ounces of lukewarm water with one teaspoonful of salt dissolved in it. Swish it around your mouth and then spit it out. It will dull the pain and provide relief. 
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I am getting blood in my teeth, sometimes during brush time and during eating. What should i do? Please advise.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I am getting blood in my teeth, sometimes during brush time and during eating.  What should i do? Please advise.
Bleeding is due to gum disease known as gingivitis with plaque deposition. Scaling is the best option for plaque removal. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash three times a day after each meal. Keep your mouth clean.
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I am a 25 years old. I am having pain of teeth which was done root canal treatment and I am unable to chew food with that particular teeth. Do help in this regard.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 25 years old. I am having pain of teeth which was done root canal treatment and I am unable to chew food with ...
Please visit your doctor who did root canal on your teeth, as he knows the best or consult another dental surgeon and he will take an x-ray and do further treatment, it needs to be treated and refilled.
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I used to chew guthka my Mouth is not opening fully as it should be and tongue movement also decreased its not fully coming out, please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I used to chew guthka my Mouth is not opening fully as it should be and tongue movement also decreased its not fully ...
Quit habits strictly. Seems like you have oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Kindly consult an oral & maxillo facial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need conservative or surgical management for mouth opening depending upon the stage of osmf. Advise full mouth opening, ballooning exercise & side to side movement of the jaw. Wrap 25 to 30 ice-cream sticks, make a bundle, put it between upper & lower front teeth for 15 minutes thrice a day increase 1 sticks each day.
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