Your dentist may recommend having routine hygiene visits with our dental hygienist. Our hygienist Tracey focuses on preventing and treating gum disease and promoting good oral health.
During your hygiene appointment, your hygienist will carry out a health examinations of your gums, which may include taking measurements and assessing for signs of bleeding and inflammation.
Following examination, a thorough clean will be carried out to remove tartar/calculus build up.
If gum disease has progressed beyond the early stages to a condition known as periodontal disease, a hygienist can remove deep tartar from the root surface. This is known as root planing (or debridement) this involves deeper cleaning under the gum line.
During your hygienist visit, Tracey will recommended the best way to look after your teeth and gums.