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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.


In dentistry, removal of accretions from the crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.


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.


dentistry Removal of accretions from the crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.


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.


In dentistry, removal of accretions from crowns and roots of teeth by use of special instruments.

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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.

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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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Determination of the optimum conditions for de-icing salt scaling resistance of concrete by visual examination and surface scaling. Construction and Building Materials 24: 353-360.
Mass loss in hardened cement paste resulting from surface scaling under cyclic freeze-thaw conditions is insignificant and shall not be used as a parameter to describe deterioration processes.
The relatively low condensation temperature also means the wall temperature on the water-side is low enough to restrict surface scaling, which means that heat transfer efficiency is maintained and running costs are kept down.

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