A licensed and certified hygienist is a great asset to a dental practice. Because of the highly qualified assistance that a dental hygienist provides, the dentist is free to concentrate on the more intricate procedures that he has studied for and trained to perform.
Depending on how advanced the course of study that a hygienist has fulfilled, or the additional training she has received since then, she may be approved to administer local anesthetics. If this is the case, it can increase the flow of operations of the dental facility substantially.
There is more than one patient undergoing treatment at the same time on any given day in a busy dental office. If every patient had to wait until a dentist was available to give an injection things would get backed up in a hurry. Even after the initial dose of pain medication it takes some time to take effect. If the hygienist can go ahead and prepare the patient for a procedure the waiting time could be minimized and we all know that the longer we have to anticipate any discomfort the more anxious we can become.
Any time a syringe is used to administer an injection the flow of medication can be sporadic. A sudden increase in the stream may cause the patient to feel some pain. A hygienist who is qualified to do the injection will be able to take the time to make sure that the flow is controlled.
The hygienists at Southlands Dental in Aurora are highly qualified and accredited. Call 720-886-0606 to schedule your next cleaning.