Treatments Provided by Our Hygienist
Hygienists play an important part in dental health and are mainly concerned with preventative health care. Some of our hygienist treatments are listed below.
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Scaling And Polishing
Scaling and polishing your teeth is one of the most important ways to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Everyone gets some plaque on their teeth which you can brush off very easily. If that plaque is left, it comes into contact with calcium in saliva and hardens to form tartar otherwise known as calculus
If it’s left for a few days it may cause gingivitis – bleeding when you brush. If it’s left for years or even months it can attack the gums and the bone causing loose teeth and bad breath (periodontal disease).
Scaling and polishing needs to be carried out carefully and thoroughly to avoid all these issues. Hygienists don’t just quickly clean teeth, they spend time to make sure all calculus or tartar is gone, they polish the teeth to make them smooth so they feel great, and they spend time ensuring you can keep your teeth this way.
Advance Gum Problems
If your teeth are already loose or you’re getting bleeding gums and you feel the situation may be quite advanced already, don’t worry, come and see us and we can talk through your options to save your teeth.
In addition to scaling and advance treatments we can use a number of types of antibiotics to help clear up any problem areas.
If the problem is localised to one or two areas we can use a dissolvable chip (periochip) which will get rid of all the bacteria in that area allowing you to clean it and resolve the problem.
If you have numerous problem areas we can also use antibiotic gels in the gum pockets to help speed treatment up.
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