At our clinic, we often see patients who tell us that they brush their teeth twice a day and yet still face problems like gum swelling and bleeding. This is because many people focus their oral hygiene maintenance routine towards brushing only, neglecting periodontal care. The periodontia includes all the tissues, soft and hard, that support a tooth in its socket, and all these tissues deserve equal attention for optimal oral health.
At Theresa Frank DDS, we educate our patients regarding the importance of periodontal health and its role in general wellbeing. Your routine check-ups will often include professional dental cleaning, also known as Ultrasonic Scaling. It is a procedure that involves removal of accumulated plaque and calculus from around the crowns and below the gum line. Plaque can give rise to gingival infections such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis if it is allowed to accumulate for a long period of time. It must therefore be cleaned regularly to avoid swelling, bleeding, irritated and red gum, and even mobility and early loss of teeth in the long run. It is important to learn correct brushing techniques, incorporate flossing in your daily routines, and to always visit the clinic for routine check-ups and cleaning appointments to maintain good periodontal health.