Healthy gums are important to ones overall health. It has been shown that periodontal disease (gum disease and bone loss) can be linked to other problems in the body including heart disease. Our goal is to prevent our patients from ever having periodontal disease. If it is already present we will perform a more invasive cleaning which includes debriding the root surfaces to remove harmful particles which contain toxins that destroy bone and surrounding structures.
Medicaments are applied to kill bacteria as the area heals. More frequent cleaning appointments (1-2 additional per year) are set up so that we can monitor gingival changes and help ensure that everything stays as healthy as possible.