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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

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Dental plaque removal by cavitational activity during ultrasonic scaling.
Effects of ultrasonic scaling and hand-activated scaling on tactile sensitivity in dental hygiene students.
Effect of instrument power setting during ultrasonic scaling upon treatment outcome.
Aerosol and splatter contamination from the operative site during ultrasonic scaling.
This same pattern of decreased perception, also noted by dental hygienists, is attributed to using low-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scaling devices.
22) These findings suggest that practitioners exposed to vibration from ultrasonic scaling devices might develop Raynaud's phenomenon or vibration syndrome regardless of exposure time.
To ensure optimal functioning and minimal variability, two pre-used, but calibrated, ultrasonic scaling units made by Dentsply, and 20 new standard P-10 Cavitron ultrasonic tips were used for the ultrasonic scaling portion of the experiment.
Moller P, Grevstad A, Kristoffersen, T: Ultrasonic scaling of maxillary teeth causing tinnitus and temporary hearing shifts.
99 milligrams/cubic meter (mg/m3), particle sizes that are relevant to the size of particles generated through traditional ultrasonic scaling.
Results of this study provide a scientific basis for support of recommendations to use HVE as a method of reducing the amount of aerosol particulate concentration during ultrasonic scaling.
Harrel SK, Barnes JB, Rivera-Hidalgo F: Aerosol and splatter contamination from the operative site during ultrasonic scaling.
The specified use of local anesthesia in some of the studies, (6,9-11,24) and the use of the ultrasonic scaling unit at maximum power, (6,10) may imply a more aggressive approach to instrumentation, but that is left to interpretation.