Dental Hygienists

 

Our Smile Hub Hygienists have received further training to assist dentists in providing patient care. Hygienists serve a vital part in dental health care, focusing on gum health, teaching individuals how to properly care for their teeth at home, and applying preventative materials to teeth and gums.

 

We recognise that maintaining a healthy smile necessitates routine maintenance. Regular dental and hygienist visits are an important aspect of maintaining your oral health.

 

The primary goal of our hygienists is to prevent and treat gum disease, which involves cleaning your teeth professionally. This is known as’scaling and polishing.’ However, showing you the best technique to keep your teeth free of plaque is possibly their most vital duty.

 

Plaque is a sticky covering of germs that builds on your teeth over time. If not properly brushed away, it hardens into tartar/calculus, which is impossible to remove. Periodontal disease is caused by persistent plaque and calculus, which causes bleeding gums, tooth mobility, and eventual tooth loss.

 

Adults with a lot of decay may benefit from fluoride treatment, according to our hygienists. Antibacterial gels and solutions can also be placed beneath the gum line to destroy the germs that cause gum disease. The hygienist can also recommend quitting smoking. Periodontal disease, bone loss, oral cancer, delayed recovery after extractions or surgery, and tooth discolouration are all caused by smoking.

 

Dental hygienists are highly trained to assist dentists in patient care. They play an essential role in oral health care, focusing on gum health, teaching individuals proper home care, and treating teeth and gums with preventative therapies. Preventative treatment is required to keep your smile looking nice. Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist are an important aspect of maintaining your oral health.

 

The major goal of a hygienist is to prevent and treat gum disease, which includes cleaning your teeth professionally. This is known as ‘scaling and polishing.’ Their most crucial duty, however, is to teach you how to keep your teeth free of plaque. They also provide nutrition and decay prevention suggestions. The hygienist will collaborate with your dentist to provide you with personalised care.

How do I calm down before going to the dentist?

  • Talk to someone about it to make your feel better
  • Listen to music
  • Focus on your breathing while in the chair
  • Pick the first appointment so you don’t have time to worry about it
  • Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication

What can a dentist give you for anxiety?

Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication which is taken about an hour before the appointment to help you relax. If a patient has an extreme phobia of the dentist, they may suggest conscious sedation so that your treatment can be done comfortably and efficiently.

How common is dental anxiety?

Having a dental phobia is very common and affects about 36% of the population. 12% also suffer with an extreme fear of the dentist. This can have an impact on patient’s oral health as they might avoid coming to the dentist. If there are any problems that are left untreated, they may get worse which can make it harder for these patients as the treatment may become more invasive the longer a treatment is delayed.

What is considered conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation is a mixture of medication to help relax a person while blocking pain with anaesthetic. This can be done for medical and dental procedures. It means that the patient is awake and aware of what is going on but is unable to feel pain or speak. This type of sedation is recommended for patients who are very nervous as it can make the procedure a lot easier for the patient and dentist.

What does conscious sedation feel like?

The effects of sedation feel different depending in the type of sedation and the person under sedation. The main symptoms include feeling relaxed and drowsy. The more the sedation kicks in it can get rid of any anxiety or stress that may have been felt before the sedation. This is why it is a great option for patients with dental phobias.

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