Our West Kelowna dental hygienists thoroughly assess your teeth and gums during oral hygiene and cleaning appointments, in order to detect the presence of any tooth or gum disease.
During your oral hygiene appointment at Carrington Dental Centre, we will take x-rays, assess the teeth and gums and gently remove the harmful deposits that accumulate on your teeth that can contribute to gum and other dental diseases.
If gum disease is detected, our dental hygienists use specific methods to stop the disease progression, and at times even eradicate the disease.
Our hygienists will also provide you with easy-to-understand advice and information about at-home oral health care so that you can keep your teeth healthy and prevent oral disease between appointments. Prevention and education are key roles of the dental hygienist.
This tool is used to treat moderate to advanced gum disease by using light and dye to kill bacteria.
Scaling is removing the calculus or tartar build-up from the teeth above the gum line. Root planing is removing the calculus or tartar build-up on the roots of the teeth below the gum line.
Both of these procedures are required in the treatment of gum disease and in the regular maintenance of healthy teeth, gums and supporting bone.
Treat yourself to a healthy smile at Carrington Dental Centre!