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scaling

 [skāl´ing]
1. the removal of plaque, bacterial endotoxins, and calculus from a tooth with a scaler.
2. measurement of something using a scale.
hand scaling scaling and oral débridement using a manual scaler.
ultrasonic scaling scaling using an ultrasonic scaler.

sca·ling

(skā'ling),
In dentistry, removal of accretions from the crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.

scaling

[skāl′ing]
Etymology: OFr, escale, husk
removal of plaque and calculus from the surface of a tooth by means of a scaler.

scaling

Periodontics The removal of dental plaque–an early lesion that predisposes to periodontitis and 'tartar' or calculus from the crown of a tooth and/or exposed root surfaces. See Periodontal disease.

scal·ing

(skāl'ing)
dentistry Removal of accretions from the crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.

scaling

Removal of dental calculus from the teeth to prevent or treat PERIODONTAL DISEASE. The hard calculus is levered or scraped off with a sharp-pointed steel scaler and the teeth are polished with an abrasive.

scal·ing

(skāl'ing)
In dentistry, removal of accretions from crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.

scaling,

n the removal of deposits from the teeth.
scaling, channel,
n a method of manual deposit removal in which the scaling instrument is applied in overlapping strokes across the surface of the tooth to ensure complete coverage and removal of all deposits.
scaling, coronal,
n the removal of deposits from the clinical crowns of the teeth.
scaling, electrosurgical,
scaling, reinforcement,
n the technique used during instrumentation procedures in which the nondominant hand supports the instrument or the working hand, providing additional stability and control of the instrument.
scaling, root,
n the removal of deposits from the accessible root surfaces of the teeth.
scaling, subgingival,
n the removal of accretions and debris from the surfaces of the tooth apical to the gingival margin. This process accomplishes the removal of primary irritants to the gingival tissues and permits the reduction of inflammation in these tissues.
scaling, supragingival,
n the removal of deposits from the surfaces of the teeth coronal to the gingival margin. This process accomplishes the removal of primary irritants to the gingival tissues and permits the reduction of inflammation in these tissues if there are no additional subgingival deposits.

scaling

1. removal of tartar from teeth. See also ultrasonic tooth scaling, tartar scraper.
2. in statistical terms the changing of the scale on which a variable is measured, usually to match the scaling of another lot of data and simplify comparison.

Patient discussion about scaling

Q. how do i grade the severeness of my asthma? is there like a common scale for it?

A. Yes, it's graded according to the frequency of the day-time (from 2 days in a week to continuous symptoms) and night time (from 2 nights per month to every night) symptoms. The more frequent the disease, the more aggressive the treatment is.

You may read more here:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html

Q. how would recognize the severeness of every Autistic person? is there like a known chart and scale for it???

A. there's the "Social Responsiveness Scale" (SRS).
The SRS measures the severity of social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorders.

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