DENTAL HYGIENIST Questions and Answers

On what basis does hygienist decide whether patient should go for Scaling and Rootcanaling?

• Hygienist will first look out for the plaque buildup and checks for the possible periodontal problems
• It will check for sulcus, it is the depth of the spaces between your gum and teeth with a special device known as periodontal probe
• Healthy tooth and gum have sulcus gap of about 3mm anything more than that may be due to dense plaque formation
• And based on the severity of the infection, scaling and root canaling is done