Scaling refers to the removal of tartar. It is an almost-painless procedure – only slight discomfort may be felt. In patients with exposed necks of the teeth, the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. It is recommended to carry out check-ups and, if necessary, scaling every 6-12 months. This protects the patient against the risk of tooth loss. An important element of the tooth cleaning procedure is the subsequent smoothing/polishing of the enamel, and securing of the enamel with a special preparation.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
1. What is scalling?
2. After eyelid plastic surgery, can patients resume their everyday activities right away?
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. It would, however, be a good idea to take several days off. After five to seven days, the stitches are removed, but the bruising around the eyelids may remain for up to 14 days. Sunglasses are recommended, and after a week or, at most, 10 days, the patient is allowed to apply make-up to mask imperfections. The small scar that remains in the fold of the upper eyelid and goes out on the outside of the eye should be cared for by applying an ointment with silicone, so the scar will quickly become invisible.
3. Does a patient with a degenerative disease of the spine require surgery?
A degenerative disease of the spine alone does not require surgery. The decision to undergo surgery depends on many factors, such as pain severity, the presence of neurological disorders, disease progression, as well as the results of X-ray imaging and MRI.
4. Why are so many tonsillectomies performed?
The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and protect against upper respiratory tract infections. They are also involved in the acquisition of immunity, especially in childhood. Despite their importance, removal of the tonsils is one of the most-frequently performed surgical procedures in the world. The main reasons for this are recurrent bacterial infections, which can lead to a number of other diseases (including inflammatory conditions of the heart, kidneys and joints), and breathing and swallowing difficulties caused by hypertrophied tonsils.
5. What is apnoea?
Apnoea is a condition characterised by breathing abnormalities during sleep. Such repeated episodes of limitation or cessation of air flow through the upper airways must last more than 10 seconds. Sleep apnoea is a serious health problem that requires an accurate diagnosis and treatment, as it may lead to hypertension, which is dangerous to health.