Ultrasonic scaling is a form of deep cleaning that helps patients who exhibit signs of gum disease. This service goes beyond the kind of cleaning performed during your regular dental exam. Instead of stopping at the gumline, your teeth will be cleaned at the roots. This is made more comfortable with our ultrasonic scaling tool, which uses soundwaves to break apart accumulated bacteria. Because this is a more involved service, you may need to book a second appointment to have it completed.
Gum disease forms when oral bacteria make their way beneath the gumline and start to accumulate on your roots. As these microbes build up in these spaces, they infect the surrounding periodontal tissues, which can lead to tissue damage, attachment loss, and even tooth loss!
Treatment to remove harmful bacteria from your roots can reverse gingivitis. For patients with more advanced infections, it can be part of a larger strategy for controlling disease and preventing complications. Your hygienist will use a special ultrasonic tool that makes the cleaning process more comfortable by using soundwaves to assist in clearing away the microbes present on roots.
Ultrasonic scaling protects our patients who are showing symptoms of gingivitis with a treatment approach that offers more comfort. To learn more about what this service does for your health, and how the use of an ultrasonic scaling tool affects your experience, you can reach our Prairie Village, KS dental office at 913-901-8585.