Our Dental Hygienist uses both hand scaling instruments and piezo sonic instruments to achieve a clean and smooth tooth surface. The purpose of scaling is to remove the accumulation of bacteria on the teeth which is known to cause gum disease and cavities. At the end of the dental cleaning the tooth surface is polished to remove staining for a cleaner, healthier look and feel.
For many of our patients access to professional oral care has been difficult and because of this a bacterial accumulation results in severe "build-up" on teeth. The build-up may be below the gum tissue in deeper pockets. The purpose of this procedure is to remove as much of the build-up as possible, to allow us to properly evaluate the supporting structures of your teeth.
Oral Care Assessment
A complete extra and intraoral assessment will be followed and documented for each patient. Our Dental Hygienist will identify any deviation from normal of all the structures of the head, neck and mouth. Every patient receives a visual oral cancer screening at each appointment. A complete check of each tooth and measurement of its surrounding gum tissue is recorded. This assessment allows the Dental Hygienist to appraise the patients general oral health and plays an important role each dental hygiene care plan.
Scaling and Root Planing
Also known as conventional periodontal therapy and is considered the basic treatment of periodontal diseases. Our Dental Hygienist will use the piezo sonic instrument and hand scaling instruments to clean the tooth surface. Then the root surface is thoroughly smoothed with specialized periodontal scaling instruments to complete the root planing procedure. This may be all the treatment necessary for the early stages of periodontal disease
An optional treatment that may be added to you appointment, fluoride is used to help strengthen the teeth and protect them from decay. A fluoride varnish is applied to each tooths surface at the end of the appointment. Some factors may increase the risk of developing cavities: poor oral care, dry mouth, active decay, exposed root surfaces, and some medical conditions.
Oral Care Education
Upon completion of our hygienist oral care assessment and completed treatment, each patient will receive a report based on their individual oral health. Oral hygiene education will be provided to the patient and care giver on an individual basis. The report may provide recommendations concerning further dental or medical treatment that is suggested.
1495 Fort St. Wyandotte MI, 48192