At Magnolia Dental Care, an ultrasonic dental cleaning tool, called a Cavitron, can be added to your regular teeth cleaning appointments.
The ultrasonic tool, which resembles a wand, vibrates at a high frequency as it sprays water to clean the teeth. Your hygienist will then use a traditional method known as scaling to remove any remaining plaque surrounding your teeth.
Your hygienist may recommend the addition of the Cavitron ultrasonic tool to your dental cleanings if you have heavier stain or tartar buildup.
The vibrations of the ultrasonic can help break up and remove calculus more quickly and efficiently than hand scaling alone.
Some patient’s find ultrasonics more comfortable because there are no sharp edges or scraping sounds.
However, other patients prefer traditional cleaning methods over the ultrasonic if they have a lot of exposed root surfaces or recession areas that are sensitive to the vibration of the Cavitron.
Ultrasonic cleanings can be useful and effective for patients of all ages and your hygienists will help determine whether ultrasonic cleanings are best for you!