Traditionally, a scaler, or tartar scraper, was used to remove deposits like plaque from teeth. Depending on the amount of plaque a patient had, it could be a long and uncomfortable process.
With advances in dental technology, we are proud to use ultrasonic scalers in our Roseville dental office for a more effective and less invasive cleaning. The hygienists in our office use an ultrasonic scaling device that emits a very controlled, high-pressure stream of water to remove plaque from your teeth. Faster and far more comfortable than traditional methods of cleaning teeth, you’ll never go back to traditional cleaning once you visit the hygienists in our Roseville office.
BENEFITS OF ULTRASONIC SCALING
Aside from the increased level of comfort during cleanings, ultrasonic scaling used as part of regularly scheduled cleanings offers the following benefits:
- Removal of soft deposits (plaque)
- Removal of hard build-up (tartar)
- Reduction in the likelihood of gum disease
- Reduction in the conditions for tooth decay to occur
- Reduction in the ability for food to stick to your teeth, resulting in a healthier looking smile
When choosing a Roseville, CA dentist, look no further than J. Hansen DDS for state-of-the-art care with a personal touch. Contact us today with questions or to schedule an appointment.
DOES ULTRASONIC SCALING CAUSE DISCOMFORT?
For most people, ultrasonic cleanings don’t cause any pain. Some patients report a mild tickling sensation that lasts only a fraction of a second. If you have exposed dentin or sore gums, let your Roseville hygienist know and he/she will adjust the pressure accordingly. Numbing gel or nitrous oxide can also be utilized as needed
Whether you haven’t been to the dentist in years or are looking for a more effective cleaning, we invite you to visit J. Hansen DDS. We specialize in using the latest technology for maximum comfort and the most effective treatments for our patients. Our Roseville dental office is conveniently located to serve Roseville, CA and the greater Sacramento area. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.