Over the years, dental hygiene instruments have evolved into devices that are more comfortable and more effective. Removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and below the gum line is one of the most important ways of preventing decay and gum disease. To remove this buildup, your Des Plaines family dentist now offers the procedure with an Ultra Sonic Scaler.
What is an Ultra Sonic Scaler?
An Ultra Sonic Scaler is a power-driven device that uses vibrations to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of teeth. These high power vibrations can also create shockwaves that help to break up bacteria and biofilm on the teeth and gums.
Benefits of Ultra Sonic Scaling
Using this mechanical device, your Des Plaines dentist can effectively clean and descale the tooth and root surfaces with less potential damage to the surrounding tissue than using a traditional hand scaler. An ultrasonic scaler may be significantly more effective than hand scaling if you have deep periodontal pockets.
The cool water sprayed on the tip of the ultrasonic device helps to irrigate the cleaning surface, washing away bacteria and debris which can speed healing. An ultra sonic scaler can also make the teeth cleaning process go faster. They require less time than a manual hand scaler.
Will My Dentist Use this Technique?
Ultimately, your Des Plaines dentist may find that a blended approach, using both the manual scaler and the ultrasonic scaler, may be the best approach for your dental cleaning. Depending on your unique dental and health condition, your dentist may recommend against a power scaler. Those with hypersensitive teeth, tooth restorations, or a pacemaker will want to discuss their unique needs with their dentist.
If you’d like more information on ultra sonic scalers, talk to your dentist about the benefits. The dentists and staff at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL offer ultra sonic scaling as well as a wide variety of state-of-the-art dental techniques to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment today by calling (847) 640-0778.