Before we dive into the world of ultrasonic scaling and its benefits, let’s broadly discuss what exactly is scaling. Due to a lack of proper oral hygiene and other factors, there might be a plaque built up in your teeth and gum line. When the condition is extreme and your teeth need immediate and deep cleaning, your teeth specialist doctor will recommend you to go for scaling.

What is Scaling?

Through this procedure of scaling, we will deep clean the plaque build-up in your teeth. Sometimes, the condition of your teeth is so bad that normal brushing your teeth will not be enough. That is when the best dental clinic in Kolkata will recommend you to go for scaling. Take it as a deep cleaning for your teeth which your daily brushing just can’t provide. In this procedure, your dentist will basically scrape off the plaque build-up in your teeth surface and in large pockets formed in between your teeth and gums.

Ultrasonic Scaling

Now that you have got a basic idea about what scaling is, let’s proceed to talk about what ultrasonic scaling is. Talking about the instrument, the ultrasonic scaler is an instrument that emits strong vibration. This strong vibration is used to breakdown the plaque or the dental calculus built up in the teeth and the gum. The shockwaves disrupt the bacterial waves. The method is called ultrasonic scaling because the vibration that is emitted is of extreme high frequency (ultrasonic in nature). No chemical what-so-ever is used; only water is used to keep the instrument from overheating.

While manual scraping generally uses high pressured water for scraping, ultrasonic scalers used high-frequency sound waves.

Advantage of Ultrasonic Scaling

While both the methods of scaling have their advantages, ultrasonic scaling has a few advantages over the traditional method. They are:

  • In comparison to the traditional method, the damage done to the surrounding tissue is much less.

  • It requires lesser time and is also less irritating. The water used to keep the scaler cool also keeps the affected area cooler.

  • This method is more effective for deep cleaning. If the tartar or the plaque formed is in deep pockets in the gum, this method will be able to reach it better.

  • The healing process is faster in this method as we can do the scraping more neatly.

While trying out this method, I consulted with few other dental clinic near me. We all unanimously came to the conclusion that this is an extremely useful method and should be applied whenever required.