During your initial visit with Dr. Dove and Dove Dental Group’s hygienist, they will record your periodontal measurements, which will indicate the health of your gums. Should the measurements indicate you have a history of periodontal disease therapy may be recommended.
Periodontal therapy reduces the infection of the gums while removing tartar and plaque that has accumulated underneath the periodontal tissues. This usually takes 2 appointments, and we often recommend the patient’s tissues are numb. Ask us about our topical that numbs the gums without injections.
If a patient has had a history of periodontal disease, this particular patient may need more frequent cleanings to keep the periodontal tissues from returning to their original unhealthy state. Dr. Dove often recommends patients with previous periodontal disease have cleanings every three to four months.