Our hygienists take the utmost care of each patient. They perform a thorough evaluation of the gums by measuring pocketing, bone loss, and recession. If the gums are unhealthy, it could mean gum disease is the cause. Gum disease is chronic and if not treated and maintained, can cause further bone loss, loosening of the teeth, or in some cases loss of teeth. Depending on the condition of your gums, a decision will be made about which cleaning will be best for your needs.
Regular Cleaning or Prophy
Once it is determined that you are not at risk or currently have gum disease, we prefer our patients to be on a regular 6 month recall. A thorough cleaning is performed at each recall appointment as well as periodic x-rays to check for cavities and pocket measurements to make sure the gums are healthy. At each 6 month recall an oral cancer exam is performed.