Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, is one of the most common diseases in the entire world. In fact, research has shown that nearly 80% of the population is currently dealing with a mild form of the infection. Fortunately, when caught early, Dr. Fatima Robertson can usually treat it using less invasive, non-surgical procedures that leave a smile feeling healthy, strong, and looking beautiful. If red, swollen, or tender gums that bleed often after cleaning are common for you, be sure to contact us today to get the attention that you need.
Periodontal Maintenance Ensure Prime Oral Health
After an initial periodontal treatment has been completed, it’s then necessary to take extra steps to ensure that reinfection does not occur. Fortunately, this typically only consists of a patient coming to see us a few times a year for a brief exam and preventive cleaning. It’s very similar to your regular dental checkups, except we’ll mostly be focused on your gums to ensure your sustained oral health.
Periodontal maintenance enables Dr. Fatima Robertson and our team to make sure that once we have gotten your gum disease under control, it stays that way. When you develop gum disease, there actually is no complete cure, but it can be managed to the point that it can’t harm or affect your smile in any way. After completing your initial periodontal treatment, non-surgical or surgical, you’ll be invited back to our office a few times a year for maintenance. This will consist of:
• An exam to look at the state of your gums and teeth
• An exam of any preexisting dental work you have
• Oral cancer screening
• A periodontal cleaning (similar to a regular dental cleaning but focused on the gums)
• Oral hygiene recommendations