Length: As required ( £70.00 GBP )
During the appointment you will receive a full gum health check complete with charting and plaque and bleeding scores which will indicate the health of the gums and pinpoint any gum problems that you may have. The chart helps to identify any problem areas so we can target any oral hygiene instruction that is needed and can also help to motivate you by seeing what wonderful progress you are making with your home care. The chart will be discussed with you in more detail during your appointment.
As long as no periodontal problems are detected you will then receive a scale and polish which will entail removing all of the calculus (Tartar) which is present on your teeth using both an ultrasonic scaler and hand scalers leaving you with clean smooth tooth surfaces which are easier to keep clean and help promote a healthier mouth. After the scaling you will then receive a thorough polish of all the teeth, leaving them feeling beautifully smooth and looking shiny and clean.
If any gum problems are detected it may be possible during this appointment to target some of the more troublesome areas, usually teeth which have been identified as having localized gum disease (periodontal pockets). If the gum disease is localized to 1 or 2 teeth we may be able treat them at this appointment.
Before the appointment is finished we will cover any oral hygiene instruction that is needed to ensure your gums stay healthy and the teeth strong and answer any questions or concerns you may have. At this point we decide what future treatment, if any, is needed and book you in for any future necessary treatment.