The ultrasonic scaler is a sophisticatedmedical equipment. A correct operation and a regular maintenance and repair is an effectiveway to make it in good working condition to reduce any malfunction and avoidthe failure to extend it’s use life. Now we are going to describe the precautionsand the maintenance of the ultrasonic scaler.
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits between dental visits is essential to good dental health. Brushing properly and flossing regularly is crucial. Using a dental scaler ensures that your teeth remain stain free and your gums remain healthy. The scaler removes tartar (also called calculus), plaque, stains, bacteria and debris from your teeth. Used once a week or as needed in conjunction with your brushing and flossing, the dental scaler helps keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition.
For many units the head can be replaced without sending the unit for service. Typically an exchange is 1/3 the cost of a new handpiece from the manufacturer. Ultrasonic scaler does not apply to patients with a pacemaker installed, because such patients susceptible to interference from surrounding electromagnetic radiation induced vertigo, epilepsy, heart rhythm disorders, which requires the physician, should be asked in detail about preoperative medical history.
Do not use home scaling to replace the ultrasonic scaling available at a dental office. Scaling below the gumline requires training, and you can cause damage to your gums and teeth you attempt it at home. Always keep your regular six-month dental appointments to scale below the gumline. For serious tartar buildup, your dentist may recommend a dental scaling and a root planing, which requires anesthesia.