Ultrasonic Scaling

Minimally Invasive Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease’s earliest stage, known as gingivitis, forms when oral bacteria settle on your teeth roots underneath your gums. Treating the condition involves removing these bacteria and the plaque and tartar that they’ve formed on your teeth roots. This process, known as scaling and root planing, is more involved than traditional dental cleaning because it requires accessing the area underneath your gums. To make scaling and root planing more comfortable and efficient, we utilize advanced ultrasonic technology, using sound waves to break up and remove deposits of plaque and tartar with significantly more comfort than traditional scaling equipment.

The benefits of ultrasonic scaling

  • Potential to reverse gingivitis – Gum disease is highly manageable, but in most cases, it’s a permanent presence. However, catching gingivitis early and treating it with ultrasonic scaling and root planing can sometimes reverse the condition and eliminate gum disease completely.
  • More comfortable treatment – Our ultrasonic scaler is a small, handheld device that we can maneuver easily during your treatment. The ultrasonic technology utilizes sound waves to clean your teeth roots, which is substantially more comfortable than traditional root scaling equipment.
  • Less chance of gum disease flare up – If you can’t reverse gingivitis, then controlling and managing it is the next best thing. Scaling and root planing is the first step to that management, and with ultrasonic technology, we can more efficiently and effectively remove bacteria and reduce your risks of gum disease flaring back up again.
  • Faster, more comfortable healing – By using ultrasonic technology instead of traditional scaling equipment, we can clean your gums with far less trauma to the tissues. While the procedure is still more involved than traditional cleaning and you will require healing afterward, the healing process is typically faster and more comfortable.

Schedule a consultation today

If you have gingivitis, then learn how ultrasonic scaling and root planing can help us address it comfortably and with higher precision. To learn more, schedule your consultation at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today by calling (281) 974-4494.