Preventive care is the focus of Kumeu Dental.
Our friendly hygienists are an essential part of this aspect of our practice. At your routine preventive care appointment, you will have an evaluation of your risk of experiencing any form of periodontal disease (gum disease). After determining the level of your oral health, we carry out a coordinated care approach that helps ensure the health of your smile for years to come.
Areas of oral health that are assessed at your appointment include screening for:
- Calculus (tartar) above and below the gum line
- Bone loss
- Pocket depth (severity of tissue detachment)
Depending on the severity of these risk factors, we create an individual care plan that may include routine hygiene appointments, surgical removal of calculus and plaque, removal of stain and the use of decay-preventing agents. Along with a tailored home care plan, routine hygiene services help maintain the health of your teeth and gums, preventing severe gum disease which would otherwise lead to tooth loss.