Dental Hygiene

Our dual trained dental hygienist/therapists’ are both Otago graduates. They very skilled and experienced in preventative and long-term dental and gum care.

Through regular care, gum/periodontal disease and tooth decay can be prevented. This reduces the likelihood of more extensive dental treatments in future years.

An appointment with our dental hygienist will include a detailed diagnostic assessment for periodontal disease, including evaluation of pocketing, bleeding and bone loss. As our practice is fully computerized, the results of all charts can easily be compared earlier results, allowing tracking progress of disease easily and efficiently.

Our dentists and hygienists work closely with the local specialist periodontist and can facilitate referrals if required.

Hygiene treatment may include:

There are significant Significant Health Implications related to periodontal disease:

Research now shows a clear link between periodontal disease and the following medical conditions. In many cases, serious consequences can arise in at risk patients with periodontal disease.

These include:

  • Cardiovascular disease risk, with increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Premature birth with low birth weight babies.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes in adult diabetics.
  • Increased risk of pneumonia, particularly in elderly patients.
Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you have unhealthy gums you may notice one or more of the following:

  • Blood or pus coming from your gums
  • Gums looking red or spongy
  • Experiencing loose or missing teeth
  • Bad breath
  • No pain! – gum disease can be silent.

Call or email our Tauranga dental surgery today to schedule a time to visit with one of our lovely hygienists and start improving the health of your smile.

It's not just how skillful the dentist is that matters, it's what they're like as a person too. You expect your dentist to be competent - and not hurt you ! - but are they friendly, nice to be with, or just cold and efficient. It really helps to get that little bit of human contact, to have a laugh together perhaps...and go away feeling good...which I certainly haven't had with many dentists ; but visiting Corson Dental is almost fun ! Strange but true...
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