(Professional teeth clean with a hygienist)
Why is it necessary? Much like your car or your house, your teeth and gums require regular maintenance to keep them in good working order. Maintenance visits to your dentist and hygienist are complimentary to each other and if done on a regular basis can prevent expensive dental treatments in the future.
What happens during periodontal maintenance? Your hygienist will review your medical history and x-rays, discuss any concerns in regards to your teeth and gum health, measure periodontal pockets depth & record any signs of inflammation present. She will scale your teeth using ultrasonic and manual instruments to remove calculus. Then your hygienist will polish your teeth with Air-N-Go polisher as well as discuss, and if necessary demonstrate optimal home care.
Is it painful? In a majority of cases there is no discomfort, it is painless. We take extreme care not to cause unnecessary discomfort and choose to use the best and least invasive tools for the job, however, if required we are happy to provide pain management aids like topical gel, desensitising agents or local anaesthetic.
How often do I need to see a hygienist? Most people need to see a hygienist every 6 months. However, if you have diabetes, smoke or have been diagnosed with moderate to advanced gum disease, more frequent appointments are required to keep your gums and teeth in good condition.
How much does it cost? The price is $205.00 and it takes around one hour.
Frequency of periodontal maintenance will be determined by your dentist/hygienist team and should be reviewed on a yearly basis.