If you are a regular patient here at THE DENTIST Dental Clinic, then you will know that we highly recommend that everyone should get their teeth professionally cleaned by our experienced dentist. Most people need hygiene treatments every six months, but the exact frequency of your hygiene visits is based on your specific dental health.
We at THE DENTIST want to ensure our patients receive the very best dental care using the most advanced technologies which is why we prefer an ultrasonic scaler in combination with hand instruments when needed.
Why Use an Ultrasonic Scaler and How Do They Work?
Ultrasonic scalers use ultrasound to remove calculus deposits from your teeth more effectively. They also create shock waves that disrupt bacteria biofilms so that the plaque bacteria and calculus can be therapeutically flushed from the teeth by a small jet of water or antibacterial mouthwash which is emitted from near the top of the scaler.
What Are the Benefits of Using an Ultrasonic Scaler When Gums Are Infected?
The infection and inflammation of gum disease can cause what are called periodontal pockets or gum pockets which are spaces in between your teeth and gums as your gums recede and begin to pull away from your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers are easily as effective as manual instruments for removing calculus in shallow gum pockets, but if you have any pockets greater than 4 mm, then they are significantly more effective.
We generally use ultrasonic scalers in combination with traditional hand instruments, blending the use of both tools to provide you with a more comfortable treatment, potentially shorter treatment time, and the very best clinical outcome.
The Importance of Regular Hygiene Treatments
Regular dental hygiene treatments are essential for healthy teeth and gums, and we thoroughly recommend that you visit our clinic as frequently as suggested in your preventive dental care plan. By removing all hardened plaque or calculus from your teeth and any exposed tooth roots, we can help your gums to remain stronger and healthier, and free from disease.