In order to determine if you have periodontal (gum) disease, Dr. Jeffrey Robertson will do a thorough examination of your gum tissue and take special measurements that tell us about the health of your gums. If you experience pain, swelling, or bleeding when you brush or floss, that is a pretty good indication that you have gum disease.
We will make a recommendation for treatment based on the severity of your condition, the health of your teeth, and your expectations for your dental health. We will always help you to make a good decision for your dental future.
The Dental Cleaning Process
Typically, periodontal treatment begins with a specialized dental cleaning that addresses the infection both above and below your gum line. Our dental hygienist is gentle and will make sure you are comfortable for your cleaning. We also have a special topical numbing medication to assist in your comfort.
Our hygienist will carefully remove any plaque, tartar, or bacteria above and below your gum line. If the infection is severe, we may place a special antibiotic medication in those sites to help you heal. Once your special cleaning is complete, Dr. Robertson will recommend a certain number of follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and to prevent a reoccurrence of the infection.