If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, you may require more than a traditional cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar adhering to your teeth and causing gum inflammation. A deep cleaning, or ultrasonic scaling, is an essential step in returning your gums to optimal health.
What Is Ultrasonic Scaling?
Ultrasonic scaling is a preventive procedure performed with the use of an electric device called an ultrasonic scaler. If you have periodontal disease, we must thoroughly remove the plaque, which has moved beneath your gumline. This process is referred to as a “deep cleaning” or “scaling.” The ultrasonic, handheld device looks like a manual scaler, however, the tip vibrates and can release liquid. This provides efficient removal of plaque and the simultaneous administration of a cooling rinse or antibacterial treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Utrasonic Scaling?
Ultrasonic scaling treatment can help you combat the serious complications related to periodontal disease. If you choose to ignore periodontal disease, you may experience tooth loss. The benefits of an ultrasonic scaling include:
- Ultrasonic scaling often results in reduced discomfort when compared with manual methods
- Treating your periodontal disease may assist in the prevention of severe infection, damaged teeth, tooth loss, gum recession, and the subsequent need for complex treatments
- Once healed, you can enjoy daily comfort and a beautiful, healthy smile
Do You Make A Good Candidate?
If you are diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontitis, you will make a wonderful candidate for ultrasonic scaling. Ignoring periodontal disease can lead to poor oral health and damage.