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Gum disease or periodontal disease is a bad thing. We see lots of patients that have varying degrees of that and we want to stop it from progressing. In the office here, that means regular cleanings. Usually every six months we like to see our patients. Some patients with more advanced gum problems, periodontal disease, we might see every three or four months. When you come into the office the first few times, if we see signs of periodontal disease or progressing periodontal disease, we’re going to do something we call a deep clean, a scaling and root planing. That’s something we’ll do in the office and the hygienists take care of that, they do that, but it arrests that periodontal disease. At least that’s the goal.
Having your teeth cleaned, having your mouth clear of periodontal disease is important to our overall general health as well. That plaque, that tartar underneath the gum line holds lots of bacteria and it gets into the bloodstream and bad things get into your body. If we get them out of there, it’s going to just lead to overall better health. There’s a lot of studies that show that getting that tartar off the teeth can actually help prevent certain problems, mainly with the heart. If you’re looking to come into an office that you’re going to get good care, that we’re going to see you regularly, that we’re going to monitor your gums, your overall dental health, we’ll gladly see you.