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Scaling

How the characteristics of an object change as you change the size of your measuring device. For a three dimensional object, it could be the volume of an object covered as you increase the radius of a covering sphere. In a times series, it could be the change in the amplitude of the time series as you increase the increment of time.

Scaling

The change in size of a measurable object accomplished when one of its dimensions is enlarged or shrunk. For example, given a rectangle, if one changes the length and/or width, this will by definition change the measure of its area.
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Today, ultrasonic scaling is recommended for the treatment of periodontal disease using a variety of inserts designed for reaching deeper into the sulcus and to adapt to root concavities.
Ultrasonic scaling instruments can be very effective with deliberate, multidirectional strokes, keeping the tip constantly moving.
The operator performed the ultrasonic scaling for a standardized time period of 5 min on a dental chair under controlled frequency and water pressure.
Ultrasonic scaling is rapidly becoming the standard of care for both prophylaxis and periodontal disease treatment.
Consistently, there was a reduction in all species over time with a slight tendency favoring ultrasonic scaling.
Tactile sensitivity decreases with hand-activated scaling and increases with ultrasonic scaling over a 45-minute period.
Manufacturers' instructions for ultrasonic instruments raise no safety concerns or contraindications for ultrasonic scaling in patients with COPD, although a warning states dental health care professionals are responsible for determining appropriate uses of the product and understanding each patient's health.
Moiler, Grevstad, and Kristoffersen studied ultrasonic scaling of the maxillary teeth to determine if it caused tinnitus and temporary hearing shifts.
In vitro evaluation of Er:YAG laser scaling of subgingival cal culus in comparison with ultrasonic scaling.
In the practice of dental hygiene, irrigant solutions from ultrasonic scaling devices produce the therapeutic effects of lavage; however, the solutions also combine with blood, saliva, and bacteria to produce minute aerosolized particles capable of remaining airborne for several hours.
A singular episode of ultrasonic scaling and root planing was completed by Claffey et al.
However, dental anxiety and pain catastrophizing scores were significantly and positively correlated with participants' pain reports for all clinical procedures, except the head-and-neck exam and ultrasonic scaling.