A dental cleaning is the removal of plaque, calculus, and extrinsic stains from teeth. This is a preventive measure to control gingivitis thereby improving oral hygeine. As a result , our dentist is here to help you take the corrective measures. We know it’s the little things that make you smile! That’s why we ensure each moment is relaxing and enjoyable from start to finish.
Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
You’ve probably experienced a dental exam where the dentist spends time scraping away at your teeth. It’s called dental scaling and root planning. This is necessary for most patients to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Scaling was manually done in the past. It’s still a common procedure in dentistry today. Nowadays dentists are performing cleanings with a metal instrument called a scaler. Your dentist scrapes your teeth and under your gums to remove what your toothbrush might have missed.
There is however an easier way for your dentist to give you a gleaming smile! Ultrasonic dental cleaning is available to remove more dental tartar. It takes less time, with no metal scraping!
You might be interested in an ultrasonic cleaning if:
You have a large buildup of dental tartar. Over time, the bacteria and dental plaque in your mouth form hard deposits of calculus. This leads to tooth decay if left untreated. Unfortunately, your toothbrush isn’t going to help. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove calculus from your teeth. This is a part of periodontal care .
You have periodontal disease. An ultrasonic dental cleaning removes dental calculus from under the gum line. As plaque creeps beneath the gums, it forms pockets of calculus that attack the surrounding gum and bone tissue. The result is gum disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Scaling is usually the first type of treatment used to battle the periodontal disease.
What Are The Benefits Of Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning?
Ultrasonic dental cleaning offers both the dentist and patient several benefits:
- Using state-of-the-art ultrasonic dental cleaning equipment cuts down on the time it takes for scaling and root planning by removing more dental calculus at once.
- The procedure is mostly effective in limiting the progression of the early stages of gum disease.
- Scaling isn’t painful and is usually done without local anesthesia or sedation dentistry. If you do experience sensitivity, your dentist can provide options to make you more comfortable.
- Ultrasonic dental cleaning is so powerful it can reduce the appearance of tooth stains!
What to Expect With your Dental Cleaning
During an ultrasonic dental cleaning, the dentist uses an ultrasonic scaler. It distributes ultrasonic vibrations to blast dental tartar, or dental calculus, off of your teeth! As it vibrates, it produces sound waves to break apart calculus. Water flows out of the tip’s end to wash away debris and keep the scaler from overheating. Although you won’t feel the vibrations or hear the sound waves, you’ll most likely notice that your teeth feel cleaner. And your dentist will have significantly reduced the number of dental plaque bacteria that causes most dental diseases.
Additionally, combining ultrasonic cleaning with hand scaling is optimal. The ultrasonic scaler is primarily designed to remove large deposits of dental calculus, leaving your dentist to manually remove any tartar that’s left behind.
Consequently, because of the use of sound waves, ultrasonic cleaning may not be an option for patients with pacemakers. Be sure to inform your dentist of any medical conditions or prescriptions you’re taking before undergoing any dental procedure.
We also know it’s the bigger things, too. Regular checkups and cleanings are a form of self-care. It’s not just that your smile shines brighter, but also the fact that you’re prioritizing your health. Ultrasonic teeth cleaning removes the tartar buildup and is highly effective at cleaning deep pockets in your gums. If it’s been six months (or longer) since your last, give us a call. Preventive dentistry is at the heart of our patient-centered, conservative approach to dental care. This also includes periodontal care, fillings, crowns and bridges, and more. Stopping by our office for an appointment every six months is a great way to care for yourself and prevent everything from irreversible cavities to oral cancer.
Do you cover your mouth when you smile? We want to remind you that your smile has the power to make someone’s day! That includes your own. We want you to have confidence in us so you can be confident in your smile. For ultra-fun ultrasonic dental cleaning, contact My Dental Club for appointments at our Barrackpore or Freeport offices today!