Wallace J. Bellamy, DMD
Ultrasonic Cleaning Elk Grove, CA
Rise away infection & debris from healthy gums.
To insure good oral health our office offers ultrasonic tooth cleaning technology to accompany dental oral hygiene cleaning, scaling and root debridement. This equipment is basically a tooth scaler with a special tip that provides water vibrated at a high rate to flush out bacteria below the gum line. It rinses away infection and debris from healthy gums. The tip glides over the tooth surface and is much more effective at removing hard buildup and calcium deposits than hand scaling alone can accomplish. It smoothes out bumps and divots on the tooth surface which create an environment that prevents calculus/tartar buildup.
The ultrasonic scaler uses high frequency vibrations and a water spray to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the teeth. A vibrating tip runs at up to 35,000 cycles per second, while a pulsing water spray creates a bubbling action to irrigate pockets between teeth and gums and further break up and clear debris.
With ultrasonic scaling, a thorough cleaning can be completed in a fraction of the time that’s needed for hand scaling. Research has also shown that ultrasonic cleaning is much more effective at disrupting plaque and tartar throughout the mouth.
No! Traditional hand scaling can be uncomfortable and even hurt a little below the gum line. Not so with ultrasonic scaling. That’s because the vibration used during ultrasonic cleaning allows our hygienist to use much less strength and effort, making it more comfortable for you! The vibration can even have a soothing effect on surrounding gums.