Our Hygiene team offers treatment of the highest standard by keeping informed of current literature, pursuing continuing education and utilizing the most advanced and proven technologies for exemplary results.
Keeping up with a regular hygiene regime is key to maintaining your oral health. Our team of hygienists work closely with our specialists not only to keep your teeth clean but to ensure your gums are healthy too.
We will tailor a customized hygiene treatment plan designed to help you treat oral conditions or maintain a healthy smile. We take a preventative approach by thoroughly examining your teeth and gums to detect oral diseases and conditions early. This allows them to be treated or corrected with minimal treatment and discomfort.
Scaling & Root Planing
Often performed prior to a Gingivectomy – Scaling & Root Planing is a special cleaning that removes the dental calculus that has accumulated on the tooth and the root surfaces for the purpose of healing gum tissue and shrinking periodontal pockets.
Imperio uses ultra sonic pieziosurgery and laser technology – a gentle way to break up dental calculus through ultra sonic vibrations or water, air & laser energy. The benefit of both these technologies are faster healing times, less bleeding and decrease discomfort.
Lasers have become today’s leading edge of Dental Hygiene due to the benefits including accelerated results in tissue improvements, bacterial reduction and periodontal pocket depth reduction. Using laser energy and a gentle spray of water we can perform a wide array of dental procedures often with less or no anaesthetic.
Benefits of Laser Hygiene Treatment
- This gentle technology allows us to reduce your time spend in the dental chair both in appointment time and number of visits required.
- We can remove decay far more precisely that with using conventional dental tools.
- You can relax for your appointment knowing your treatment will be more comfortable and less invasive.
Oral Cancer Screening
Regular screening for oral cancer is one of the most important services provided to you at our specialty practice. Your regular dental checkup includes a visual and tactile examination for any signs of oral cancer or precancerous lesions in and around your mouth and throat.
Anything that looks suspicious, may be analyzed with a routine procedure called a biopsy, in which a small amount of the suspicious tissue is sent to a laboratory for microscopic inspection. This is the best way to get a definitive diagnosis. Should the lesion turn out to be cancerous, the rest of the malignant tissue will be removed. It’s possible that radiation and/or chemotherapy will be needed to eradicate the disease. When treatment occurs early, survival rate is excellent.
A high-quality, custom-made mouthguard should be part of every athlete’s equipment. What’s a mouthguard? It’s a small protective device that fits over your teeth and absorbs the force of an impact, helping to protect the mouth from damage. There are different kinds of mouthguards, available from various sources.
- “Off-the shelf” types.
Found in some sports retailers and big-box stores, these inexpensive guards come in S-M-L sizes, and are generally worn by clenching them between the teeth. They are probably better than nothing, if you don’t mind wearing them—but they can be uncomfortable, and are of uncertain quality.
- “Boil and bite” guards.
This type of mouthguard is meant to be softened by heat, and then molded into shape by fingers, teeth and tongue. It’s a better choice than the first kind, but there can be wide variation in how much mouth coverage these guards provide—and in their effectiveness.
- The custom-fabricated mouthguard.
This is the one that’s made just for you: First a model of your teeth is prepared, and then is individually fabricated into a piece of protective gear for a perfect fit. It’s strong, lightweight and comfortable — which means you can wear it comfortably. Because, after all, if you don’t wear it, it doesn’t help.
Custom-made mouthguards are an indispensable piece of equipment — especially when they could save you the inconvenience (and potentially much higher cost) of restoring or replacing teeth. So if you’re the active type, consider having a custom mouthguard made for you. It’s the best way to prevent a dental injury from spoiling your game.