Pain during prophylaxis treatment elicited by two power-driven instruments.

  title={Pain during prophylaxis treatment elicited by two power-driven instruments.},
  author={Thomas Kocher and B Rodemerk and Jutta Fanghaenel and Grit Meissner},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={32 5},
BACKGROUND Sonic scalers have an elliptical and piezoceramic ultrasonic scalers a linear oscillation pattern. Thus, a sonic scaler "hammers" the tooth surface, irrespective of its alignment to the tooth, whereas a piezoceramic ultrasonic scaler may oscillate parallel to the tooth surface and gently remove calculus if the alignment is correct. The aim of this study was to measure pain on a visual analogue scale (VAS) during removal of supragingival calculus on mandibular incisors with a sonic or… CONTINUE READING


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