Plaque and tartar are removed from your teeth by use of an ultrasonic scaler and hand instrumentation. In some cases, you may feel discomfort during teeth scaling. If this occurs, we can apply a needle-free local anesthetic agent. The time required to scale your teeth depends on a variety of factors, such as amount and tenacity of deposits present, the condition of your gums and your homecare practices. We will work together to develop an appropriate recall frequency. A coronal polish will remove any remaining surface stains.