Initial Dental Hygiene Therapy
This is your first dental hygiene appointment with me. I will carry out a full periodontal health assessment. This will include records of your homecare aids, medical history, social history and current condition. Where possible I will use radiographs to reach a periodontal diagnosis. At each appointment I will perform an oral cancer screening as well as a visual skin cancer check of the head and neck areas.
My primary focus in this appointment is your current plaque control and gum condition. We establish new goals to improve and stabilise your periodontal health. I will show you techniques and oral hygiene aids to help you achieve optimum gum health. A treatment plan will be recorded and explained to you. I will commence removal of plaque biofilm and mineralised biofilm deposits are removed using ultrasonic or hand instrumentation.