Our office is equipped with ultrasonic tooth cleaning technology to accompany scaling and root planing. This equipment is simply a scaler with a special tip that vibrates at a high rate and flushes out bacteria below the gum with water. As the tip glides over the tooth surface it is much more effective at removing hard buildup and calcium deposits than hand scaling alone. It will smooth out bumps and divots in the surface to prevent buildup. Surface stains can also be lifted during the process leaving your teeth whiter than before.