If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, you will need to follow a great at-home dental cleaning regimen. You will also want to visit our dental practice, Alan F. Robinson DDS, PC for periodic dental exams and dental cleanings. At our dental clinic in Clinton Township MI, you can receive either regular dental cleanings or periodontal cleanings to keep your gums healthy.
When you have a dental exam by our dentist, Dr. Robinson, at our dental clinic in Clinton Township MI, it will be determined whether or not you are experiencing any problems with your gums. Of course, this is only part of your dental exam, as our dental exam will assess all aspects of your oral health. If our dentist finds that you have developed gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. Gingivitis develops when the gums become irritated from plaque that gathers along the gum lines. During a regular dental cleaning, all plaque and tartar will be removed from not only on your teeth, but from between your teeth, and from just below the gum line. This cleaning should be performed every six months, or more often if recommended by our dentist. If our dentist finds that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, it means that you are developing gum disease. Plaque, tartar, food debris, and bacteria will all gather in these deep pockets, and infection can form. When this is the case, you will need to have a scaling and root planing treatment to help reduce the depth of the deep pockets, allowing your gums to heal. If this is not effective, you may need to have gum surgery to return your gums to health. Sometimes it is recommended that patients have continued periodontal care to make sure that gum disease does not develop or worsen.
For an appointment to come to our dental clinic in Clinton Township MI for treatment, contact us today.