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Combo is the best: Your concern is not uncommon. Hand scaling instruments produce smoother root surfaces compared to ultrasonic scaling, but they don't reduce inflammation, a primary goal of periodontal cleaning and prophylaxis. According to evidence-based dentistry the combined use of ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments will give you the best results. Of course you can always request the manual scaling only ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just do it. : Although ultrasonic scalers work really well when used properly they are not necessary to do a good cleaning. If your teeth or hearing is too sensitive to this type of scaler there is no reason your hygienist can't accommodate your request to do it by hand. ...Read more
Why is it required to see a dental hygienist every 3 months? I never had problems but they kept seeing me that often.
2-4 years: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for a dental hygienist to grow by 38 percent until 2020. There is a 2-year certificate or associate's program with a technical school and 4-year bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene. In any case you are in the right place at the right time. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm trying to pursue a career of being a dental hygienist, about how many years of education is required?
2-4 years : The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for a dental hygienist to grow by 38 percent until 2020. There is a 2-year certificate or associate's program with a technical school and 4-year bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene. In any case you are in the right place at the right time. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no: Dental hygienist are trained to remove tartar from your teeth and give local anesthesia, where side effects can occur. Teeth can be sensitive after they are cleaned, and a desensitizing tooth paste may be needed. Occasionally they may pull a loose filling out , which needs replacing, while they are scaling your teeth. Ask to see the dentist after your cleaning if you think something happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My experienced dental hygienist uses magnifying loupes but takes 60 minutes to do each of my quarterly perio cleanings. Usual range of time?
Unusually good.: Consider yourself very fortunate that you have such a diligent and conscientious dental hygienist. She has become "familiar" with the root surfaces of your teeth and is taking her time and skill to visualize contamination below the gum line and remove it for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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