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Posted on: November 2, 2007
What is Ultrasonic Scaling?
Ultrasonic scaling is one of the most effective procedures for treating periodontal disease.
We are fortunate to be able to employ many tools to improve our patients’ oral health, but it occurs to me that those unfamiliar with dentistry may want to know more about some of our leading edge technology. An ultrasonic scaler consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces a soft ultrasonic vibration. The small quick vibrations, in combination with a gentle water flow, thoroughly remove tartar, while decreasing the number of destructive bacteria (biofilm) below the gumline. Removing tartar and bacteria are crucial to controlling periodontal disease. Ultrasonic scaling has many benefits over using hand scaling alone. These include: more efficient removal of plaque and tarter; less need for hand removal of stubborn deposits; greater comfort for you. At Ryesmilesforlife we are pleased to be able to offer this high tech method of treating our patients’ teeth and gums. Our exceptional hygiene team, Annie and Lou, have received hours of specialized training in this method of treatment, which I am convinced ensures the best oral health available to our patients. Our Dentistry for Total Health page, outlines the important reasons to treat periodontal disease.