We measure your gum pockets at every visit for a reason. Gum disease is dangerous to your teeth and your body and has been proven to be linked to everything from tooth loss to heart attacks. But even when you keep up on your cleanings and are diligent with your hygiene at home, periodontal disease can creep in and your gums can swell, bleed, and separate from the teeth they are supposed to protect. The truth is, everyone slips up from time to time and forgets to brush or floss before bed, to schedule a professional cleaning, or make note of a little bleeding when they floss. That’s ok, we can treat your gum disease with stepped-up cleanings, antibiotics, and, when necessary, surgery. We also use the gentle and effective ultra-sonic scaler to clean under and around your gums and between your teeth with precision and comfort that can’t be achieved any other way.
And remember, if you suffer from dry mouth, dental phobia, or are pregnant, you are at an increased risk for periodontal disease. Please call our general dental office in Plano and schedule a cleaning and exam today.