Why do I need more frequent dental cleanings?
We may recommend more frequent cleanings at our dental office to protect your oral health if our hygienist sees that you have signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease needs to be addressed in a proactive manner because it is a serious infection of your gums. Without treatment, you may be at risk for overall health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases.
As you probably know, it is normally necessary to have two professional dental cleanings per year to keep your mouth healthy and disease-free. However, if you have developed gum disease, we need to do more frequent cleanings to keep your mouth healthy and prevent any reoccurrence of the disease. If this is the case, you need cleanings more than twice a year to maintain oral health.
For people with gum disease, it is necessary for us to perform deeper cleanings that are more thorough so that we can thoroughly treat the infection that exists at and under your gum line. We use measurements of your gums in order to detect the presence and extent of gum disease, so that we can treat you accordingly.
At Northern Hills Dental, our top priority is to keep your teeth and gums in excellent health. If you do have periodontal disease, we will develop a treatment plan to rid you of the disease and continue to monitor your condition so that you enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health