Prevention of oral and dental problems is a primary focus in modern dentistry and is the responsibility of dental hygienists-cum-therapists.
At Smile Solutions in Melbourne, an initial dental hygiene consultation usually starts with an assessment and evaluation of the patient’s periodontal tissue, or their gums — always a good indicator of overall oral health. If the patient’s oral health is good, we design a home dental care routine specifically for them. We give them a head-start on this in the surgery, by first removing plaque, calculus and general staining, and possibly by applying a decay-preventing agent. Or if we determine that they should see a dentist, we promptly arrange this within the practice, where general dentists and registered specialists all collaborate under one roof.
Patients sometimes need to come back to a hygienist in conjunction with seeing a dentist, especially before restorations or a teeth whitening procedure, or during and after treatment with porcelain veneers, crowns, braces or implants. To ensure the best possible outcome from these treatments, our patients are given a revised home care routine which is then monitored by the hygienist.
If a patient requires advanced treatment, they will be referred directly to one of our registered specialists. In the case of gum-related problems, this will be our specialist periodontists, who will in turn collaborate with specialist prosthodontists in preparation for the various tooth replacement procedures that are available.
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phone: 13 13 96
*Disclaimer: The contents of this video are of a general nature only and may not apply to your specific circumstances. As every person is different we always recommend that you visit a qualified dental practitioner to obtain tailored dental advice to suit your own specific needs.