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You are likely familiar with the role of a dental hygienist. When you visit your regular dentist for a routine appointment, a dental hygienist will care for your teeth by carefully scraping off hardened plaque, then gently flossing between your teeth, and finishing off with a polish. If the dental hygienist notices signs of gum disease, they will measure the pockets in the gum that surround the teeth. When those pockets reach a certain depth, your dentist will refer you to the periodontist.