We routinely use ultrasonic scalers in conjunction with hand scaling for our patients during dental cleanings. We have seen a drastic improvement in gum tissue health with this system.
The high pitch noise the ultrasonic produces causes the tip of the instrument to move 20,000 – 40,000 times a second. This movement is able to remove plaque, tarter and stain quickly and comfortably. The instrument also utilizes water to keep the tip cool and to flush bacteria and debris out from under the gum tissue and also from in between the teeth.