Ultrasonic Dental Cleanings at Highlands Dental Care

Ultrasonic Scalers, aka power scalers have made the dental cleanings a very quick and comfortable procedure. The ultrasonic cleaning takes about one-third less time as compared to hand scaling. It helps to remove deposits of plaque and tartar from under the gum line by using an extremely small tip which can cause less discomfort and result in a deeper and better cleaning. Sometimes an ultrasonic scaler is used first, and then any stubborn areas are scaled by hand.

Technology behind the Ultrasonic Scalers:

Electromagnetic forces in the unit’s hand-held “wand” cause its tiny tip to vibrate rapidly. These vibrations, which occur at a rate faster than the speed of sound, effectively blast away plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth surfaces. A small stream of water and/or antibacterial mouthwash, which emerges near the tip of the scaler, is called lavage. Lavage is used to cool the ultrasonic scaler’s tip and flush away debris from the area being treated. The vibrating tip causes some of the water to break into millions of tiny bubbles, an effect called cavitation. This ruptures the walls of bacterial cells and helps create an environment that's less hospitable to harmful bacteria.

Most periodontal experts today agree that a combined use of Ultrasonic scalers and hand scalers provides the best results for non-surgical periodontal therapy. By integrating the Ultrasonic Scalers in the office, Dr. Sharma has not only reduced the chair time but also improved the clinical outcome of the treatment.

Professional Dental Cleanings are a must to keep the Periodontal disease at bay. Contact our office to Schedule an appointment today and let’s make your smiles
healthy, bright and beautiful!