Caries removal with ultrasound is a dental service that uses high-frequency sound waves to remove decayed tooth tissue without damaging the healthy enamel. This technique is minimally invasive, painless and fast. It also reduces the risk of infection and post-operative sensitivity. Ultrasound caries removal can be used for both primary and permanent teeth, and it is especially suitable for children and patients with dental anxiety.
To perform this service, the dentist applies a gel on the affected tooth and then uses a special device that emits ultrasound waves to break down the carious tissue. The debris is then washed away with water and suction. The dentist may also use a dental drill to finish shaping the cavity and prepare it for filling. The whole procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes per tooth.