Effectiveness of SofScale Calculus Scaling Gel as an aid during dental scaling of teeth of dogs

J Vet Dent. 1994 Mar;11(1):14-7.

Abstract

The effect of pre-scaling application of SofScale Calculus Scaling Gel was studied on teeth of cadaver dogs, comparing scaling time and effort among pre-treated and untreated pairs of teeth. Teeth with light, moderate and heavy calculus were studied, treated by either hand-scaling only or hand and ultrasonic scaling. No significant difference was found in overall mean time required, comparing SofScale treated and untreated teeth. Scaling time was faster for SofScale treated teeth with light calculus, and slower for SofScale treated teeth with heavy calculus. There were no differences observed in the effort required for scaling, comparing SofScale treated and untreated teeth.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Animals
  • Cellulose / analogs & derivatives*
  • Dental Calculus / therapy
  • Dental Calculus / veterinary*
  • Dental Scaling / veterinary*
  • Dog Diseases / therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Oral Hygiene Index
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / veterinary

Substances

  • SofScale Scaling Gel
  • Cellulose