A member asked:

Does it hurt when using a dental ultrasonic scaler?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Possibly...: If your gums are inflamed you may be sensitive to the ultrasonic scaler..... In some situations the mouth can be anesthetized prior to this procedure.

Answered 7/4/2013



Normally no: An ultrasonic scaler is normally not painful to use. If the gums are inflamed or covered with calculus it may be painful to use but hand scaling would also be uncomfortable.

Answered 12/17/2014



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