At Richard Nicholls, DDS in Cloverdale, CA our office is equipped with ultrasonic tooth cleaning technology to accompany scaling and root planing. Dr. Nicholls is always watching for new dental technology that can help improve his patient’s oral health, and this is just one of those examples. This equipment is basically a scaler with a special tip that vibrates at a high rate and flushes out bacteria below the gum with water. As the tip glides over the tooth surface it is much more effective at removing hard buildup and calcium deposits than hand scaling alone. It will smooth out bumps and divots in the surface to prevent buildup. For ultrasonic cleaning in the Cloverdale areas contact Richard Nicholls, DDS for an expertly performed procedure.