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In addition to the safe removal of hard and soft deposits, cavitron ultrasonic instruments also detoxify areas being treated. The acoustic streaming that occurs at the same time when treated with ultrasonic scalers causes a constant flushing action. This action removes loose debris and bacterial biofilm from the area. Cavitron Ultrasonic is created when the vibrating tip comes in contact with the fluid and forms millions of bubbles. When the bubbles implode, they produce shock waves or bursts of energy in the liquid. This burst will tear apart the cell wall of the pathogens. This shift essentially detoxifies the pocket.

There’s also been proof made that the generated heat during the ultrasonic scaling procedure (magnetostrictive specifically) can contribute to detoxifying the socket. On top of that, cavitation paired with acoustic turbulence helps reach the root surfaces that are further than where the tool has physical reach. Simply put, there’s a sort of halo effect that occurs with reaching these additional pathogens.

Another distinct advantage of ultrasonics over hand scaling is the efficient removal of the smear layer. Scaling the root surface not only leaves a smear layer behind, but bacteria may be also “forced” into small tubes from the scaler as it moves across the surface. The ultrasonic, by way of acoustic streaming, cavitation, and acoustic turbulence, literally “power washes” the root surface, to remove the smear layer. Schedule an appointment to achieve your best mile with Arvada Family and Cosmetic Dentist.