Treatments Provided by Our Hygienist
Hygienists form an important role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. At Oakdale Dental, Leicester we have dental hygienists who offer a range of treatments from routine check-ups to more complex treatments for gum disease.
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Routine Appointment – Scale And Polish, Leicester
The scale and polish is a very common treatment carried out by hygienists. It is designed to keep your teeth clean and healthy and prevent problems from occurring in the future.
Plaque forms on your teeth and if it is not removed it will harden to form tartar. If left, this can cause bad breath, cavities, tooth decay and even gum disease.
A scale and polish will remove plaque and prevent the build-up of bacteria and gum disease.
At the routine appointment our hygienists can offer advice on measures to help prevent the build-up of plaque.
What Is Periodontitis?
When plaque builds up and isn’t treated, it can develop into more dangerous problems.
Gingivitis – the bacteria from plaque can cause inflammation of the gums which is known as gingivitis. Gums can become red, swollen, painful and prone to bleeding.
Periodontitis – If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. The gums pull away from the tooth forming pockets which contain bacteria and these become inflamed and infected.
Periodontal treatments vary according to the extent of the gum disease. It could be as simple as changing your dental routine or behaviour. More severe cases will mean controlling and dealing with the infection. At Oakdale Dental we offer appointments with our hygienists to discuss periodontal treatments.
Dentomycin is a gel that contains antibiotics which can treat periodontitis. The gel is applied directly to the pockets in the gums where the bacteria is growing.
If you have sensitive teeth or sensitive gums it can be painful and annoying as you try to avoid certain food and drinks. At Oakdale Dental we can help by offering Hurriseal. This special solution is applied directly to the teeth to help protect them and overcome hyper sensitivity.
Why Choose Oakdale Dental, Leicester for Your Hygienist Treatment
At Oakdale Dental we offer:
- An in-house periodontist (a dentist who is dedicated to gum treatments)
- A dedicated and expert hygienist
- A caring team of support staff in a family run practice established for over 70 years
- Late night opening on Tuesday until 7.30pm
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