Ultrasonic scalers are a valuable tool in the dental hygienist’s arsenal. Special ultrasonic scaler tips can be used to remove tenacious supragingival or subgingival calculus or to remove heavy amounts of plaque at the gingival margin. It is also useful when cleaning around orthodontic brackets. With this valuable tools comes some routine care and maintenance, and it is important to keep this tips in pristine shape for efficiency and patient safety.
Measure Tip Length
When purchasing ultrasonic scaler inserts, there should be a length guide included for tips. It is important to regularly check that these tips are staying long enough to be efficient and when deemed too short should be replaced. A tip that has worn too much can cause ineffective calculus removal and make the scaling process much less efficient. Keeping tips at a proper length is as important as keeping hand scalers sharpened.
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