Today, ultrasonic scaling is recommended for the treatment of periodontal disease using a variety of inserts designed for reaching deeper into the sulcus and to adapt to root concavities.
Ultrasonic scaling instruments can be very effective with deliberate, multidirectional strokes, keeping the tip constantly moving.
The operator performed the ultrasonic scaling
for a standardized time period of 5 min on a dental chair under controlled frequency and water pressure.
is rapidly becoming the standard of care for both prophylaxis and periodontal disease treatment.
Consistently, there was a reduction in all species over time with a slight tendency favoring ultrasonic scaling
Tactile sensitivity decreases with hand-activated scaling and increases with ultrasonic scaling
over a 45-minute period.
Manufacturers' instructions for ultrasonic instruments raise no safety concerns or contraindications for ultrasonic scaling
in patients with COPD, although a warning states dental health care professionals are responsible for determining appropriate uses of the product and understanding each patient's health.
Moiler, Grevstad, and Kristoffersen studied ultrasonic scaling
of the maxillary teeth to determine if it caused tinnitus and temporary hearing shifts.
In vitro evaluation of Er:YAG laser scaling of subgingival cal culus in comparison with ultrasonic scaling
In the practice of dental hygiene, irrigant solutions from ultrasonic scaling
devices produce the therapeutic effects of lavage; however, the solutions also combine with blood, saliva, and bacteria to produce minute aerosolized particles capable of remaining airborne for several hours.
A singular episode of ultrasonic scaling
and root planing was completed by Claffey et al.
However, dental anxiety and pain catastrophizing scores were significantly and positively correlated with participants' pain reports for all clinical procedures, except the head-and-neck exam and ultrasonic scaling