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Lumberton, NC Dentist Dr. Colin Osborne Offers Sonic Scaling For Gentler Cleaning and Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Colin Osborne uses innovative dental technology to improve patient satisfaction and comfort. Check it out below!
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Dr. Colin Osborne uses innovative dental technology to improve patient satisfaction and comfort. Check it out below!

    LUMBERTON, NC, December 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The traditional approach to cleaning teeth is to use friction or abrasion to rub back and forth across the teeth to remove built-up plaque and tartar from the teeth. However, at the office of Lumberton dentist Dr. Colin Osborne, he offers deep cleanings for the teeth and gums using sonic scaling procedures.

Sonic scaling utilizes high-frequency sound waves as a means to clean the teeth. Traditionally, dentists use handheld, sharp instruments to manually remove built-up bacteria, called tartar, from the teeth. They also use the same instruments to get tartar from below the gumline in those with gum disease, a procedure known as root scaling. The sonic scaler is a handheld device with interchangeable tips that can be used on even sensitive teeth to remove plaque.

Through sound waves usage, sonic scaling is a gentler procedure than traditional scaling procedures. The sound waves painlessly vibrate tartar off the teeth, leaving the patient with cleaner, healthier teeth. Additionally, sonic scaling treatments tend to take less time than manual scaling procedures. This reduces patient discomfort and returns patients to work, school or home more quickly. Sonic scaling also means patients may require less to no anesthetic to the teeth to minimize discomfort.

"Sonic scaling can especially help patients with significant tartar buildup whose previous dental anxieties may have kept them from undergoing the procedure," says

Dr. Osborne, a Lumberton dentist. "The sonic scaler at our office is designed to maintain patient comfort while reaching areas that hand scaling cannot in some instances."

An estimated half of all Americans suffer from gum disease or periodontitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This condition results from the build-up of cavity-causing bacteria. Symptoms include swollen, tender and/or receding gums. Dr. Osborne can use sonic scaling at his Lumberton dentist office to treat the early signs of gum disease. Because untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and infection, sonic scaling is an important early intervention to prevent worsening gum disease.

"Sonic scaling is only one part of our long-term gum disease management and treatment strategy," says Dr. Osborne, a dentist in Lumberton. "I and my caring staff partner with patients to instruct them on proper dental care procedures that can keep their teeth and gums healthy, preventing the need for future treatments."

For more information on sonic scaling -- the gentler, effective way to clean teeth -- call Dr. Osborne's Lumberton dentist office at (910) 738-9396. His office is located at 407 W. 27th Street in Lumberton. Visit Dr. Osborne's practice website at to learn about additional procedures Dr. Osborne offers, including cosmetic dentistry as well as to request an appointment online.

Media Contact:
Colin Osborne, III, D.D.S.
407 West 27th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 738-9396

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