Dear Lybrate user, tooth sensitivity doesn't generally happen after every scaling. If your gums are very inflamed or there's a lot of plaque build up, in order to give you a good treatment, your dentist has to go deep inside the gums to clean them This may cause tooth sensitivity. Otherwise scaling has NO SIDE EFFECTS at all. Don't follow any myths or misleading advice. It's very essential to get regular cleaning done at least twice a year.
If done correctly, there are no side effects of scaling. Sensitivity if develops in occasional cases gets corrected over time may be 2 weeks. Use a sensitivity toothpaste to speed up the healing of your teeth.
After scaling when the plaque and the calculus is removed, the tooth is exposed to the environment, thats why there is sensitivity after scaling. But it gets normal in few days. There are no bad effects of scaling.
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one experiences tooth sensitivity after scaling since during cleaning dirt involving the gums is also removed and there are no side effects of scaling. Every individual is suggested to go for scaling once in every six months.
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