Your initial periodontal consultation with Dr Colin Priestland will take approximately 1-hour and as a result of this appointment it will be determined if a non-surgical periodontal therapy option may work for you with the following being included:
Diagnose the extent and severity of your gum disease and any other compounding factors.
Provide a full explanation of the causative factors, how the disease progresses and the possible treatments for the condition
Also, if you have been referred by your doctor or dentist, Dr Priestland will write a report back to the referring practitioner outlining his findings and recommended treatment plan.
Initial Periodontal Therapy:
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is provided over two appointments by Sharon Everett our practice dental hygienist. Your first appointment will be 90-minute and the second will be a 60 minutes appointment. A third appointment of 60 minutes will follow 6-8 weeks later for reassessment. At these appointments Sharon will:
Sharon will demonstrate the correct cleaning technique using the Colgate ProClinical C600 electric toothbrush which uses sonic vibration technology.
She will advise you on the detailed use of this brush and the use of antibacterial chemicals in the form of a mouthwash and a toothpaste gel.
Once you have learnt the cleaning technique, Sharon will provide you with local anaesthesia of the upper and lower left areas of your mouth before she embarks on the detailed cleaning of the root surfaces of all the teeth in those areas.
The second non-surgical appointment will take place 2 days later when Sharon will once again provide local anaesthesia in the upper and lower areas of the mouth and again clean all those root surfaces.
You will then be given a root surface treatment to reduce the temperature sensitivity that some patients experience after such cleaning.
Following this cleaning you will then go away and practice the detailed cleaning technique you have been taught for 6-8 weeks before returning to see Sharon once more.
At this 60 minute periodontal reassessment appointment, Sharon will measure and record all the pocket depths as well as record any sites of continued periodontal inflammation (gum disease).
Once the periodontal record has been completed Sharon will call Dr Priestland to see your results and take part in a consultative discussion with you to determine what if any further treatment you may need.
contact the friendly team at NQ Surgical Dentistry today on(07) 4725 1656 or call in to see us at 183 Kings Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812