Janoa Hayes, LDH
See how Janoa discusses the importance of regular dental hygiene care in maintaining oral health, specifically in patients with chronic periodontal disease.
Research highlights some significant and alarming trends with oral diseases—what has been termed as a “silent epidemic.”¹
Affects 50 to 90% of adults worldwide. It is the mildest form of periodontal disease, and when left untreated, can lead to severe periodontitis.²
Impacts almost 50% of U.S. Adults³. It may result in tooth loss and is linked to systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and pre-term deliveries or low birthweight babies.⁴
Causes approximately 15% of adult patients to avoid regular dental care. Getting patients to do what it takes to keep their teeth and gums healthy can be challenging.
The key to addressing oral diseases is a comprehensive effort that includes education, prevention and routine dental care.
Ultrasonic scaling can quickly and effectively remove even the most tenacious calculus, which means less chair time.⁷
Patients experience less pressure and greater comfort during ultrasonic scaling procedures compared to hand scaling.⁶
The more comfortable and less intimidating the procedure, the more likely the patient will return for more frequent dental visits.
Learn why Pat prefers ultrasonic scaling over hand scaling. She discusses how her view has changed over time and what many of the benefits are to the clinician and the patient.
Just like with hand scaling, inserts are designed for removing different levels of deposit. Most clinicians prefer more than one type of insert. Selecting and using the proper inserts can help improve patient comfort and efficiency of your practice.
As a tip wears from use over time, this loss of tip length translates into a loss of efficiency. Worn tips can cause the use of excessive pressure while scaling, which results in discomfort for both the clinician and patient.
Procedures like Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) are important to preventive care because removing calculus and disrupting bio lm is critical to maintaining oral health. But getting patients to commit to regular visits and procedures like SRP isn’t so easy. Dentsply Sirona Preventive offers a range of products and support to ensure the best and most comfortable patient experience possible, which is important to the prevention of oral diseases.
The last 4mm of a Cavitron Ultrasonic Insert is referred to as the tip’s active area.
Ultrasonic inserts move from a fixed point.
Using worn tips reduces the area being scaled.
Additionally, failure to comply with an ongoing periodontal maintenance program may contribute to the recurrence or progression of the periodontal disease process.
That’s why providing a better patient experience during periodontal therapy is so important.
of periodontal recall patients report tooth sensitivity.¹²
of periodontal recall patients prefer a non-injectable anesthetic gel over an injection.¹³
of patients who preferred a noninjectable anesthetic gel would be more willing to return for recare if they knew a non-injectable option was available.¹⁴
Kim talks about her viewpoints on when Oraqix (lidocaine and prilocaine periodontal gel) 2.5%/2.5% should be used and how the topical helps patients stay comfortable and assists in making sure patients return for recare visits.
Maintain a light, featherlike touch similar to the exploratory stroke during ultrasonic scaling.
Adapt 2-4 mm of the active tip area and 0-15 degree angulation from long axis of tooth
Utilize short, overlapping strokes in a methodical pattern to debride the tooth surfrace.
Cleans and polishes teeth and provides clinically proven immediate and long-lasting tooth sensitivity relief (up to 28 days)¹⁷ in a single application; available in four flavors; dye-free, gluten-free, SLS-free.
Uniquely formulated for hypersensitivity relief; with rapid fluoride release¹⁸ and only a 2-hour wear time.* It can be applied to a wet tooth surface, alleviating the need to dry teeth following SRP.