Professional tooth cleaning

A recurrent professional tooth cleaning is the most effective care for preserving healthy and

beautiful teeth for a lifetime. Thereby the dental hygienist professionally cleans the interdental

spaces, niches and molars which are difficult to reach with the persona toothbrush. Even very

retentive dental plaque and calculus can be eliminated. The dental hygienist cleans also tooth

stains and polishes the tooth surfaces by using polishing paste. During the treatment you will

receive useful tips for your personal dental care. The combination of professional and individual

dental hygiene reduces the risk of dental decay and gum disease (periodontitis). The recurrence

of dental hygiene treatments is depending on the personal risk for periodontal disease. Usually

intervals vary between one to four times per year depending on the personal needs of the patient.

Your individual selection of treatment intervals will be determined between the dental hygienist

and your dentist.

The advantages of professional dental hygiene at a glance:

  • Reduction of the risk of dental decay and periodontitis
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure
  • Clean and smooth teeth
  • Fresh breath
  • Whiter and brighter teeth
  • Good mouthfeel
  • Staining control for patients that have a high consumption or are heavy smokers
  • If you are a smoker your dental hygienist will boost your chances of quitting smoking.

OTHER TREATMENT CARRIED OUT BY THE DENTAL HYGIENIST

*Airflow polishing

Air polishing for stain removal.  How does it work, powder particles (sodium bicarbonate) is delivered under air and water pressure. To get the best results  some prior scaling may be required. The results are immediate and this treatment will remove more external stain than conventional polishing. This procedure will not damage your teeth.

Air polishing as an adjunct to periodontal therapy. The particle size is 4 x finer than for stain removal in the form of an amino acid glycine salt which does not damage root surfaces when used subgingivally.  The perio flow system have been found to completely remove the bacterial biofilm in 5-10 seconds without causing damage to the root surface. This procedure is now being used in non -surgical periodontal disease management and also for peri-implant disease management.

*   Photodynamic therapy as an adjunct to periodontal therapy (laser treatment).

Used after non-surgical therapy for people with periodontal disease/peri-implantitis. The laser treatment can relieve patients

If you would like to know how we can help you to enhance your smile at a pace and price to suit you and your lifestyle, Please call us on 01202 528949.

 

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After your medical history is reviewed, you and your hygienist will discuss any concerns before the examination and treatment begins.
A head and neck exam is performed to check for inflammation. Gingival health is evaluated and some detailed measurements of your gum will be taken.
These measurements together with other information will determine whether you need a comprehensive cleaning, a debridement or a deep cleaning(root planning). During the cleaning, you hygienist will use ultrasonic scaling, hand scaling ,flossing, polish and airflow.

Debridement is the removal of heavy, hard calculus (tartar). Root planning is cleaning between the gum and the teeth, down to the root surface(pocket).

Root planning or deep cleaning is required when a patient has deep pockets( space between Gums and teeth) and harmful bacteria and calculus build up
on their root surfaces, causing periodontal (gum) disease. Sometimes, local anaesthesia is given before the deep cleaning.

Not everyone requires fluoride treatment. Your hygienist will assess you and apply fluoride as necessary.

It is recommended that you get dental cleaning every six months. Patients who are highly prone to periodontal disease may be advised to see their
hygienist more frequently.

Surgery Hours

Our surgery hours are:

Mon: 
8 am – 1 pm; 2 pm – 5 pm

Tue:
8 am – 1 pm; 2 pm – 7 pm

Wed-Thu:

8 am- 1 pm; 2 pm – 5 pm

Fri:
8 am – 2 pm

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