Ultrasonic Cleanings

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Gum disease is a silent disease that if not prevented, detected, or treated early in its development, can cause devastating and irreversible effects to one’s dental and overall general health.

Before today’s modern instrumentation, when a patient had light or moderate tartar buildup, it was exclusively removed by manual scaling instruments. At Galligan Family Dentistry, our dental hygienists perform extensive ultrasonic cleanings in addition to conventional hand instruments.

What Is An Ultrasonic cleaning?

With ultrasonic instruments, cleanings remove more dental tartar and provide a more comfortable experience than traditional scaling. Ultrasonic cleanings are performed with ultrasonic scalers that vibrate and emit sound waves that gently force tartar (calculus, or hardened plaque) from teeth. The scaler uses a small stream of water tat shoots out the tip to flush away debris from the area being treated and keep the instrument cool. The vibrating tip causes some of the water to break into millions of tiny bubbles. This breaks apart plaque and tartar and helps dislodge the tartar deposits that contain harmful bacteria.

With ultrasonic technology, we’ll reduce your potential for developing gum disease or help you recover from mild periodontal disease. It’s fast, safe, and effective.

Because we value your comfort, Dr. Galligan has invested in ultrasonic dental technology for preventative cleanings, scaling and root planing. With ultrasonic cleaning, we will remove more dental tartar and provide a more comfortable experience. Ultrasonic cleaning takes about one-third less time as compared to hand scaling. You won’t have to endure the scraping you may have experienced in the past.

Call today at 919-977-1870 to schedule your bi-yearly ultrasonic cleaning