Technology is playing a big role in the field of dentistry and this is quite evident going by the number of new products that have been introduced into the market recently. The industry's motivating factor has been to improve periodontal therapy and also to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures.

Take for instance the dental ultrasonic scalers - these have become very common fixtures in today's periodontal hygiene. This type of dental scaler is used by dentists for the purposes of removing plaque and calculi from the teeth surfaces. Although a recent study has shown that ultrasonic scalers achieve much the same outcome as manual instruments, these dental scalers have become popular with most professionals because they are easy to use. Additionally, such a dental scaler is efficient and it comes in various designs that can access different anatomical areas.

Dental ultrasonic scalers feature a wand with a small scaling tip that produces soft ultrasonic vibrations. The scaling tip vibrates in the range of 20-45KHZ which is approximately 20,000-45,000 vibrations per second. These minute yet quick vibrations are then combined with a water flow that ensures the ultrasonic scalers are thoroughly effective when it comes to calculus removal; it is an established fact that the use of ultrasonic scalers has dramatically improved periodontal hygiene. Even if this type of dental scaler has been in the market for a long time, the improvements made to this device in recent years have allowed its use to remain popular.

One of the reasons as to why dental ultrasonic scalers have become quite popular with most professionals is due to the fact that they reduce hand and wrist fatigue during dental procedures. When using a dental scaler of this type a professional just needs to guide the scaler tip along the teeth surface. This decreases treatment time and more so when a patient has heavy deposits. Moreover, since the professional's hand and wrist will be less fatigued, chances of injuring the patients are reduced. As a matter of fact, the use of ultrasonic scalers causes fewer traumas on the tissue since they lack the sharp cutting edges that their manual counterparts have. This also works to the benefit of the patients as the dental procedures are endured more easily. What's more, since dental ultrasonic scalers do such a good job when it comes to removing calculus and plaque there is no longer the need to polish teeth using pumice-based polish, and which works to reduce post-scaling sensitivity.

With technology changing every so often it is important for dental specialists to always be on the lookout for new devices that can help to make dental procedures more efficient and effective. Dental ultrasonic scalers provide an example of just how technology has changed dental procedures for the better.

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