Plaque, which is also known as tartar, is a serious threat to your smile and is one of the most common problems in dentistry. When you visit Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry for your regular cleaning and exam, our dentist, Dr. Kathy Daroee, may instruct our team to use the ultrasonic scaling to give your teeth a complete cleaning and maintain your oral health. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a cleaning from with Piezo Ultrasonic System in Woodland Hills, California, call 818-347-1550 today.
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 ultrasonic scalers 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 a traditional scaling tool. You may feel some vibrations from the tool, but it is not an uncomfortable 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.
Piezo Ultrasonic System
What is an ultrasonic scaler?
Ultrasonic scalers are advanced tools used for cleaning your mouth. They enable our dentist to remove plaque and calculus quickly and effectively, and they are especially useful in providing cleanings for patients with periodontal disease.
What are the benefits to using an ultrasonic scaler?
Ultrasonic scalers help our dentist to clean your mouth and provide treatments more effectively and completely. Other benefits of this technology include:
- A more comfortable treatment experience
- A more effective removal of tartar and plaque
- The spray tip on the device, which allows us to clean debris and administer water or antibacterial agents as we work
- The removal of surface stains for a whiter shine
- A faster overall treatment
- A treatment that is gentle on your gums and tooth structure
How does an ultrasonic scaler work?
Ultrasonic scalers work using vibration. This high vibrational energy knocks plaque and tartar off your teeth quickly, effectively and most importantly, without the scraping of metal tools against your teeth. The tips of ultrasonic scalers are also very small and can easily access areas where a manual tool cannot effectively clean.