Quick Tip Tuesday #92: Ultrasonic Scalers

Avoiding patient discomfort is an important component to your job as a dentist or hygienist. Some patients can experience discomfort from the ultrasonic scaler. There are a variety of ultrasonic scalers to choose from. This dentist asked us this:

When using an ultrasonic scaler, try to keep the tip moving, as the prolonged use of the tip on one area can cause discomfort. Another way to ease a patient’s pain is to adjust the water flow to help the device cool down, reducing sensitivity.

We have a YouTube Channel with more videos on ultrasonic scalers.

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