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Perlan Periodontal Suite

Because we’re specialist dentists, your dentist can refer you or you can call us direct.

Information for Patients - Our Hygienists

Our experienced hygienists provide the following services.

  • Preventive Clinical Treatment
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Dietary Advice

The basis for a healthy mouth is healthy gums. The absence of gum disease and tooth decay will help you maintain your teeth for life. The hygienist works with the periodontist to establish and maintain a programme tailored to meet your specific needs. Good home-care is important if gum disease and tooth decay are not to progress to more serious problems. Remember more teeth are lost due to gum disease than tooth decay.

Our Hygienists are trained to help prevent dental disease by providing preventive dental treatment, helping you care for your teeth and gums by giving advice on oral hygiene techniques and advising on diet.

Why do I need to see the hygienist regularly?

For what is known as Maintenance Care (or Supportive Periodontal Therapy). Excellent maintenance of periodontal health after treatment can be achieved over many years. However, the key to success is the attendance for recall visits at regular intervals (generally 3-4 months) involving the Dental Hygienist and periodic reviews with your Periodontist.

At these recall intervals a continuous risk assessment will be carried out in conjunction with the appropriate therapy. It is important that you update us regarding changes to your medical status, medications and circumstances, as these may affect your risk of disease recurrence.

Your home care plaque control is of fundamental importance in maintaining periodontal (gum) health. The maintenance regime that Perlan Specialist Dental Centre operates is derived from clinical studies, and has been shown to be an effective way of helping patients to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Whilst we aim to help our patients keep their teeth for as long as possible, we also recognise that an attractive smile and fresh breath is important to many people. We provide the most up to date techniques to help our patients achieve this. At Perlan Specialist Centre we take the time to understand your needs and expectations.

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