Gum disease is a silent disease that if not prevented, detected, or treated early in its progression, can cause devastating and irreversible effects to one's dental and overal systemic health. Commonly, scaling and root planing are the preferred treatment. Scaling refers to removing hardened plaque at the gum line, and root planing reduces rough areas on teeth roots where plaque tends to build up. The procedure can be uncomfortable.
Because we value your comfort, Dr. Galligan has invested in ultrasonic dental technology that uses sound waves for preventative cleanings and scaling and root planing. You won’t have to endure the scraping you may have experienced in the past. With ultrasonic cleaning, we will remove more dental tartar and provide a more comfortable experience.
Our ultrasonic scaler vibrates and emits sound waves that gently force tartar (calculus, or hardened plaque) from teeth. The scaler uses water to wash away the debris and keep the instrument cool. With ultrasonic technology, we’ll reduce your potential for developing gum disease or help you recover from mild periodontal disease. It’s fast, safe, and effective.
Since 2006, Dr. Ryan Galligan , a general family dentist in the Wakefield development of Raleigh NC, has provided family, pediatric, cosmetic, orthodontic, teeth whitening, dental implant, and periodontic services to dental patients in the Raleigh and Wake Forest area, including many families from Youngsville, Franklinton, Rolesville, and surrounding communities. Our team is dedicated to the families and communities we serve, so we support many local charities and non-profit organizations. Learn more about our office here at Our Practice and please call our Raleigh office to reserve your appointment with Dr. Galligan today. We’ll give your family more reasons to smile!