At the beginning of the session, the first step is always to examine the teeth and gums. Once a year, the periodontal screening index, “PSI”, is also applicable. Here, the health of your periodontium is established using a rapid screening method by measuring the gingival pockets (gum and tooth retaining apparatus) and assessed using different grades from 0 (healthy) to 4 (diseased). Depending on the severity, further treatment planning is scheduled as well as the interval between dental hygiene sessions in line with our prevention and treatment concept.
Subsequently, we start removing soft and hard deposits on the tooth surface carefully and thoroughly using hand instruments, such as ultrasound and polishing devices. To prevent the attachment of bacteria and plaque, teeth surfaces are polished with special glossy polishers.
Finally done, you receive targeted instructions and information with regard to the daily oral hygiene and possible problem areas, as well as the clarification of questions.
You see, we work thoroughly and of course it takes time! Therefore, please plan 60 minutes for your dental hygiene appointment.