Your dental hygienist understands you

Your dental hygienist understands you

Your dental hygienist understands you

The hygienist knows you well and will often be able to act as a link between you and your dentist.

Here are two examples that illustrate this link:

  • During a dental cleaning appointment, a new patient tells the hygienist that he considers his dental health to be very important, but that his budget is limited. When the dentist proceeds to the examination, he discovers a very advanced tooth decay and two solutions are possible: a root canal treatment or tooth extraction. As root canal treatment has a significantly higher cost than the extraction, the patient will be inclined to choose the extraction. However, the hygienist understands that the decision of the patient is probably based on a temporary financial condition and may notify the dentist. The latter can then inform the patient that a root canal is done in several steps and that the installation of the crown can be slightly delayed so that the payment of the treatments could be spread over a longer period of time.  This will allow the patient to keep his tooth while respecting his financial condition.
  • The hygienist knows that her patient dreads anesthesia. The hygienist therefore notifies the dentist who may, when providing some treatments, prescribe a sedative to the patient before the anesthesia.