Can Dental Scaling Cause Cavities?
Good night, I was scaling in the hospital a week ago, but after that the teeth became sore for 3 days, the upper right tooth slit and the incisors still had aches for a week, after which small holes began to appear from the front surface. Was the hole caused by the sclaing? Thank you
Hello Novita, Thank you for the question,
Scaling is a procedure for cleaning the teeth from tartar. The buildup of tartar can cause gingivitis and infection of the teeth. Tooth tartar is formed as a result of food waste that accumulates and hardens and forms plaque. Food plaque can be avoided by brushing your teeth regularly. But if you don't clean your teeth thoroughly, dental plaque can still form. If the tartar has been detected, the way to clean it is by scaling the teeth that are adjacent to the gums to the roots of the teeth. Depending on the condition of your tartar, the dentist uses can be a standard or ultrasonic scraper. Using this appliance can cause temporary pain in your teeth as a result of mechanical injury to the appliance. The holes in your teeth may just be discovered because they were previously covered with tartar. If your toothache persists for up to one week, you should immediately consult your dentist again so that the doctor can re-examine your teeth to find the cause.
Meanwhile, feel free to brush your teeth twice a day and use mouthwash. Please take paracetamol if the toothache gets worse.
Please also read related information:
I hope this helps.