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Tuesday
Oct162012

Why may I need more than one hygienist appointment? How long does it take?

This will depend on the severity of the gum condition. With deeper pockets and heavy calculus deposits the appointments of deep scaling and rootplaning may be divided up into different appointments. For example, the lower right side of the mouth may be worked on in one appointment and the other three quadrants at separate appointments. Alternately one half of the mouth might be treated per appointment. This gives us time to fully focus on one area of your mouth and ensure it is plaque and tartar (calculus) free.

Appointments are usually booked in for 50-70 minutes in duration.