Dental Hygiene Services
 
The dental hygienists at the western medical center are uniquely qualified to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. As well as performing scaling and polishing, hygienists can give specific advice on:
 
  1. prevention
  2. nutrition
  3. use of fluoride
  4. pit and fissure sealants
  5. teeth bleaching (whitening)
 
Our hygienists perform routine scale and polishing of teeth as well as periodontal root debridement procedures under local anaesthesia. In addition, they place pit and fissure sealants and perform teeth bleaching (whitening) for the clinic. They work closely with your dentist to ensure that the dental treatment you receive has a solid foundation of periodontal health to stand on.
 
We understand that these dental fears are real and that dealing with peoples concerns is just as important as fixing their cavities. That is why we offer oral conscious sedation. With oral sedation, a patient takes a sedative medication before the procedure, which may be supplemented by medicated air containing nitrous oxide. Instructions must be carefully followed for sedation dentistry procedures because, although it is very safe, you will definitely be sedated.