Dental Hygiene treatments are provided by our Dental Hygiene Therapists at Peelhouse Dental Care. Keeping your gums in excellent condition is extremely important as they are the supports for your teeth.
Many adults have gum disease and many have disease that can remain undiagnosed. We will carry out a full screen to check for gum disease and then treat as appropriate. Sometimes all that is required is some guidance and education, other times more extensive deep cleaning is required or what we refer to as gum or periodontal treatment.
Our Dental Hygiene Therapists are able to treat most aspects of gum disease under the prescription of our dentists. Sometimes our dentists become involved if more advanced surgical treatment is required. Once treated gum disease requires regular maintenance and we will recommend the time intervals between visits for you.
Importantly, though, there is a lot you can do for yourself to prevent gum disease from getting a hold and we will spend time to show you good hygiene techniques to help you.
Our Dental Hygiene Therapists are also involved in prevention of dental decay, being able to provide fluoride treatments, fissure treatments, to name just a couple.
We also recommend you join one of our Dental Health Care Plans which help keep you on track and continue to help improve all aspects of your dental health.
Our dental health care plans are for our patients who are dentally fit or have had a course of treatment and want to maintain that level of dental health.
They involve dental health checks with the dentists or therapists and hygiene/gum treatments with the dental hygiene therapists.