Last Updated on February 27, 2023 by You Ling
Application of Piezoelectric Ceramics in Ultrasonic scaling
What is Ultrasonic scaling?
Ultrasonic scaling is a dental procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to remove plaque, tartar, and other deposits from teeth. It is commonly used to clean teeth and improve gum health and is often performed in conjunction with other dental treatments, such as teeth cleaning or filling placement.
During an ultrasonic scaling procedure, a dental hygienist or dentist uses a handheld device that generates high-frequency sound waves. The device is equipped with a metal tip that vibrates at high speed, generating tiny bubbles in the fluid that surrounds the tip. These bubbles implode, producing a scrubbing effect that removes plaque, tartar, and other deposits from the surface of the teeth and below the gum line.
Ultrasonic scaling is a painless procedure that can be completed quickly and efficiently. It is often used in conjunction with manual scaling and root planing to remove stubborn plaque and tartar deposits that cannot be removed through brushing and flossing alone. The procedure can help improve oral hygiene, reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, and promote overall oral health.
Overall, ultrasonic scaling is a safe and effective method for cleaning teeth and improving gum health and is widely used by dentists and dental hygienists.
How Ultrasonic scaling work?
The mechanical vibration of ultrasonic waves can form a unique ultrasonic foam in the water flow, and use the powerful ultrasonic energy released by the ultrasonic foam rupture instantaneous, loosening the stubborn dental stones, achieving the purpose of cleaning the teeth to remove the dental stones and avoid general mechanical vibration Damage to teeth. The more superior is that ultrasound energy can easily clear the dental stones and plaque hidden between the teeth and gums.
Here is a step-by-step explanation of how ultrasonic scaling works:
A dental hygienist or dentist uses a handheld device equipped with a metal tip to generate high-frequency sound waves.
The high-frequency sound waves generate tiny bubbles in the fluid that surrounds the metal tip of the scaling device.
The bubbles implode, producing a scrubbing effect that removes plaque, tartar, and other deposits from the surface of the teeth and below the gum line.
The metal tip vibrates at high speed, effectively removing deposits and smoothing the surface of the teeth.
The dental hygienist or dentist may also use the scaling device to apply high-frequency vibrations to the gum tissue to stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
After the procedure is complete, the dental hygienist or dentist will rinse the mouth and polish the teeth to remove any remaining debris.
The ultrasonic scaling procedure is painless and can be completed quickly and efficiently. The high-frequency sound waves used in ultrasonic scaling are able to reach areas that traditional scaling instruments cannot, making it an effective method for removing plaque and tartar deposits that cannot be removed through brushing and flossing alone. The procedure can help improve oral hygiene, reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, and promote overall oral health.
Which piezo elements can be used for ultrasonic scaling?
Such ultrasonic transducers are usually constructed with a piezo monolayer of a ring shape, which is bolted to a coupling horn that provides an amplification of the movement. Our product PZT-8 is the first choice.
Piezoelectric elements have several advantages for use in ultrasonic scaling, including their high-frequency response, high sensitivity, and small size. They are also relatively low-cost and easy to manufacture, which makes them a popular choice for this application.
In addition, piezoelectric elements can be designed to produce a specific frequency of vibration, which is important for ensuring that the ultrasonic scaling device effectively removes deposits from the teeth and gums. The frequency of vibration can also be adjusted to minimize the risk of damage to the teeth and gums, making piezoelectric elements a safe and effective option for ultrasonic scaling.