Why Hygienist Treatments

Even patients who practice a perfect home oral care routine can find it beneficial to have a complete and professional treatment by our dental hygienist. A professional cleaning uses advanced dental tools to remove built-up plaque and tartar deposits, and can also polish your tooth enamel so that you are rewarded with a healthy and bright smile.

An appointment with a dental hygienist can help to eliminate the potential for some future dental procedures, such as fillings and the need for root canal therapy. Professional cleanings can be an important part of keeping up with your good dental health.

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Who is the ideal candidate for treatment?

It is often suggested that patients ensure that they keep up with hygienist treatments every six months, in order to maintain their good dental health. If your teeth are free from cavities and major concerns that should be addressed, you will benefit from a routine professional cleaning.

A professional cleaning can potentially help you to stave off cavities, because the primary culprit for cavities and even gum disease is plaque, which is removed during the dental cleaning.

Another added benefit is that a professional cleaning may help to remove tartar buildup and some staining from your teeth.

Scale and polish treatments with your hygienist can help to prevent and treat gum disease, and also help you to manage bleeding gums. Your dentist may suggest that you undergo a thorough professional cleaning before you start complicated dental treatments, in order to minimize any potential issues that could arise from built up plaque and tartar.

Keep in mind that before you see the hygienist, your dentist will have the opportunity to have a look at your teeth prior to the start of the procedure. This will allow for any potential issues that have arisen since your last examination to be identified so that a treatment plan can be developed.

Remember that the more care you take of your teeth, and the sooner that you address any minor problems, the less likely you will be in need of serious dental procedures and surgeries.

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  • What to expect during your hygienist treatments?

    Your professional cleaning will begin by applying a topical numbing gel to your gums if you have some sensitivity. The tartar and plaque deposits built up on your tooth enamel will then be removed. Even with daily brushing and flossing it can prove challenging for you to remove these buildups on your own at home.

    A small device that makes use of ultrasonic technology will loosen any large areas of plaque and tartar. This is accomplished with a lubricating mist and also with high-speed vibrations. After this, a handheld dental tool will be used to scrape off and remaining pieces. Each one of your teeth will be scaled in order to get all of the buildup removed.

    Once your teeth have been cleaned, your enamel will be buffed and polished carefully. This will help to strengthen the enamel, remove stains, and give you a bright white smile.

  • Follow up appointments

    Your dentist may suggest that you undergo additional hygienist treatments if you have a number of other oral health concerns that should be addressed. These could include periodontal disease, which is a serious concern that could even lead to the loss of tooth.

    • There may be tenderness felt if you have any pockets of gum disease that have previously gone unnoticed. This inflammation can lead to pain, and also to bleeding gums.
    • If left untreated, it can quickly escalate to damage to the jaw bone, and also to the loss of otherwise healthy teeth.
    • During your hygienist treatments, these pockets of inflammation on your gum line can be treated, and cleaned.
  • Does it hurt to undergo hygienist treatments?

    If your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, there should be little to no discomfort during your professional cleanings. You can request that your gums be numbed so that any discomfort you do feel is minimized. There may be tenderness felt if you have any pockets of gum disease that have previously gone unnoticed. This inflammation can lead to pain, and also to bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can quickly escalate to damage to the jaw bone, and also to the loss of otherwise healthy teeth. During your hygienist treatments, these pockets of inflammation on your gum line can be treated, and cleaned.

    After your appointment you may feel some tenderness, but it should pass quickly. It can be treated with over the counter pain medication if it is warranted. You should always call your dentist’s office if you are feeling anything beyond minor discomfort, or if you are experiencing any bleeding issues.

A small device that makes use of ultrasonic technology will loosen any large areas of plaque and tartar. This is accomplished with a lubricating mist and also with high-speed vibrations. After this, a handheld dental tool will be used to scrape off and remaining pieces. Each one of your teeth will be scaled in order to get all of the buildup removed.

General Dental Treatments

  • Hygiene Treatment with Hygienist (30 mins)
    €65
  • Hygiene visit for PRSI patients
    €15-€23
  • Fillings – White
    €90-150
  • Fillings – Silver
    from €90
  • Extraction
    €90-€150
  • Acrylic-based Dentures
    €400-€850
  • Metal-based Dentures
    €900-€1200
  • Root Canal Treatment (tax allowable)
    €390-€700
  • Crowns (tax allowable)
    €700
  • Implant Restoration (tax allowable)
    €1100 per unit
  • Tooth Whitening
    €300

After care, after hygienist treatments

BRUSH YOUR TEETH DAILY

As always, the benefits of maintaining a good home oral care routine cannot be overstated. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal and snack, can help to minimise the growth of bacteria and plaque.

FLOSS

Flossing between each tooth, ideally also after every meal and snack, can help to loosen and free that food debris that otherwise gets trapped between your teeth and it will cause the decomposition of the teeth.

MOUTHWASH

Using a good quality mouth-wash is also an essential part of keeping your teeth and your whole mouth healthy. If you have some sensitivity to most mouth rinses, consider getting one that is alcohol free. This will keep your teeth strong and healthy avoiding fillings and extractions.

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