“How often should I do scaling?”
I am a 22 year old male. I want to know how often should you do scaling?
Dr. Paul R. Brand Dentist Plymouth, NH
It depends on your periodontal health (gum/bone health) - if you have minimal pocketing (depth of gum crevices) like 3-4 mm, then you would typically need a 6-month scaling; however, if you have deeper sulcus depths, like 4-6mm, then you might need 3-month scaling, which your hygienist/dentist can tell you.
Laurentis L. Barnett Dentist Brewton, AL
Every 3-4 months.
Dr. Monika Tyszkowski Dentist Lombard, IL
Scaling and root planing is a procedure utilized in the presence of periodontal pockets and/or large amount of tartar under the gums.Your health care provider determines how often you will need this procedure.
Dr. Dan Ashouripour Dentist Ashburn, VA
You have to have indications for scaling; unless you have periodontal issues, you don’t need it.
Dr. Jeffrey Fellner Dentist Glendale, AZ
Generally if you visit your Dental office every 6 months you shouldn’t require scaling and root planing; this is reserved for excessive tarter and stain on teeth.