Ultrasonic scaling is a dental procedure used to remove plaque, tartar, and other deposits from teeths and gums. It is a type of deep cleaning that is typically performed by a dentist using an ultrasonic scaler, a handheld tool that uses high-frequency vibrations to break up and remove deposits f... Read More
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Ultrasonic scaling is a dental procedure used to remove plaque, tartar, and other deposits from teeths and gums. It is a type of deep cleaning that is typically performed by a dentist using an ultrasonic scaler, a handheld tool that uses high-frequency vibrations to break up and remove deposits from the teeth and gums.
Ultrasonic scaling is generally considered safe and effective and is commonly used in conjunction with other dental procedures such as prophylaxis (cleaning), periodontal scaling and root planing, and periodontal surgery. It is particularly useful for patients with moderate to severe gum disease, as it can help to remove stubborn deposits that cannot be removed by traditional scaling and polishing techniques.
Ultrasonic Scaling costs in Pakistan can range between 5000– 8000 PKR
Some common dental conditions that may require ultrasonic scaling include:
The procedure for ultrasonic scaling typically involves the following steps:
Evaluation: The dental professional will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if ultrasonic scaling is necessary and the extent of the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth.
Preparation: The dental surgeon will prepare you for the procedure by providing protective eyewear and ensuring that you are comfortable in the dental chair.
Scaling: The dental professional will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gum line. The scaler emits high-frequency vibrations that create tiny bubbles in the water used to cool the tool. When these bubbles collapse, they create a process called cavitation, which helps to loosen and remove plaque and tartar.
Polishing: Once the scaling is complete, the dental professional may use a hand-held tool or a rubber cup with polishing paste to remove any remaining stains and polish the teeth.
Rinse: You will be asked to rinse your mouth with water to remove any debris or polishing paste from your mouth.
Post-treatment care: The dental professional may provide instructions on how to take care of your teeth and gums after the procedure, such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding certain foods and drinks.
Like any dental or medical procedure, there are some potential risks and complications that patients should be aware of, including:
Swallowing or inhaling debris
Damage to dental restorations
After ultrasonic scaling, you can expect the following:
You may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or discomfort, especially if the teeth have been over-cleaned or if the enamel has been damaged during the procedure.
You may experience some bleeding from your gums, especially if you had gum disease or if the dental professional had to remove a lot of tartar.
Your teeth should feel smoother and cleaner after ultrasonic scaling. You may also notice that your breath smells fresher.
Depending on the extent of the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, you may need to schedule follow-up appointments for further treatment or maintenance.
The dental professional may provide post-operative care instructions such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding sugary foods.