When we undergo dental treatment we must highlight the figure of both the dentist and the rest of the medical team.
And in this sense, the dental hygienist is a key person in the proper functioning of dental clinics.
The hygienist is in charge of advising you in all kinds of aspects related to oral health. As for example the control of bacterial plaque and the cruelty of the most appropriate dental hygiene techniques depending on your particular needs.
That is, the dental hygienist plays an important role in the care and prevention of your oral health. It is specialized in the prevention of your oral health and works with the dentist to help perform dental treatments.
The importance of dental hygienist
The work of the dental hygienist is very important since it is responsible for evaluating oral health and thus, prevent oral pathologies from getting worse.
It will generally be responsible for carrying out preventive dental treatments, with fluoride treatments being an example of this.
Another function performed by the dental hygienist is the taking of oral impressions.
It is clear that the work of the dental hygienist goes far beyond that of being a mere assistant to the dentist.
A periodic review with the dental hygienist will provide us with health.
The role of the dental hygienist is fundamental
Its function is essential to disclose, prevent, treat and preserve or maintain oral health in patients.
The dental hygienists have a specific, regulated and regulated training for this and their role is key so that patients maintain correct oral health and also, have all the information of their case.
Some of the functions of the dental hygienist are to teach brushing techniques, which toothpaste and rinses are the most appropriate in each case, application of fluorides, placement of isolations and retractor threads, …
The general health is very conditioned by the oral health that we present, that is why the role of this specialist is so important.
The oral health provided by the realization of dental hygiene or periodic tartrates in the dental office will avoid pathologies such as gingivitis or periodontitis or the exacerbation of these.
What training does a dental hygienist have?
In order to legally practice the profession of a dental hygienist, it will be necessary to complete a two-year Dental Hygiene Technician module in an accredited Center of Professional Training of Higher Degree.
Many hygienists also have the title of an operator of X-ray facilities granted by the Nuclear Safety Council since these are responsible in most cases for performing the radiographs on patients.
Unfortunately in this sector, that of dental hygienists, there is a lot of intrusions.
Always ask at your dental clinic if the person who is treating you is properly qualified.
What is the work of the dental hygienist?
At Chrysalis dental Centres, hygienist aims to promote and maintain good oral health.
Therefore, one of his fundamental tasks within the work team of the dental clinic is the oral hygiene of patients.
Especially at a preventive level with practical advice on how to perform dental hygiene in the best possible way.
In this way, apart from the work of assisting the dentist during his practice and performing those delegated tasks that he can carry out with his acquired training.
A didactic task is expected from a hygienist to help patients learn to improve their dental hygiene care.
What cannot a dental hygienist do?
Because of their lack of medical training, and for the protection of patients, dental hygienists cannot prescribe prostheses or treatments or dose any type of medication or extend prescriptions. Neither may perform any restoration or operative procedure.
In short, the profession of oral hygienist involves a broad knowledge of everything related to oral hygiene and an ability to assist the dentist. Allowing that thanks to this delegation the results for the patient are much more satisfactory.