Ultrasonic scalers are used during our cleaning services to provide you with a more comfortable and efficient dental experience. As you eat and drink, plaque and food debris build up on your teeth. If plaque is not removed within 24 hours, it hardens into dental calculus, or tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. At our office, we use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the built-up plaque and tartar, keeping your teeth clean and your smile healthy. The ultrasonic scaler is more comfortable and faster than using a traditional scaling tool; you may feel some vibrations from the tool, but it is not a painful process and does not require any numbing anesthetic.
You will likely notice our dentist or hygienist using the ultrasonic scaler during your routine teeth cleanings and periodontal maintenance. Removing the built-up plaque and tartar is important in ensuring that your smile stays free from tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to improving your own experience at our office, the ultrasonic scaler also makes this treatment more comfortable and easier for our hygienist. For more information about the benefits of the ultrasonic scaler, we welcome you to call or visit our knowledgeable team today.