Scaling is part of the treatment of gingivitis by removing tartar (stone) and pigments from the surface of the teeth. The process is completed by polishing, where soft rubber combined with a coarse paste leave a pleasant tooth feeling.
Pericoronitis is the inflammation of the tissues (gums) that surround a tooth (usually wisdom teeth). Its symptoms can vary from a simple redness of the area, to severe symptoms that affect one’s overall health. In any case, a visit to the dentist is necessary to relieve the symptoms.
Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket)
Dry socket is the pathological condition of the bone after extraction, where the exposed bone is infected with germs that cause inflammation and pain. Common cause is the loss of the blood clot initially formed, poor hygiene or failure to follow the post-treatment guidelines.