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Sequence of dental cleaning & periodontal therapy

Sequence of dental cleaning

FIGURE 5 - Sequence for a dental cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler. Photo courtesy of Jan Bellows.

(A) Plaque- and calculus-laden right maxillary fourth premolar.
(B) Placement of the ultrasonic scaler tip against the crown before activation.
(C) Activation and tuning of the ultrasonic scaler to deliver a cooling and irrigation mist.
(D) Removal of plaque and calculus.
(E) Removal of plaque and calculus from the developmental groove.
(F) Cleaned tooth.

These guidelines are supported by generous educational grants from
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., CareCredit, Hill’s ® Pet Nutrition Inc., and Midmark