My cleaning was with a new hygienist. She was pretty rough and cleaned my teeth different than I ever had my entire life. Prior to scraping them like most hygienist do, she used a power scraper with water and suction. I didn't like that process. It was messy and I didn't appreciate having to hold my mouth open so much longer for an additional step. I get headaches at the dentist, this time it was worse due to the extra time. I love Dr. Bartholomew, just not a fan of his new hygienist. She was nice, just too rough for me.
I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I should have learned about this the day of your appointment. I will make sure your preference is noted. Some hygienists prefer to use an ultrasonic device in addition to regular instrumentation. Additionally, during your visit, please inform the hygienist if you are experiencing any discomfort or have any questions as it will be addressed immediately.