Top Reasons to Visit Dr. Robertson for Periodontal Maintenance
- Dr. Robertson has over 20 years of experience in treating patients from the Elgin, TX area
- Dr. Robertson’s staff includes highly trained and experienced dental professionals
- Dr. Robertson’ fees are very competitive with other dental practice in Elgin, TX and the surrounding area
What is Periodontal Maintenance?
Periodontal maintenance is a program developed to better serve patients that suffer from gum disease or have a higher possibility of developing gum disease in the future. Under this program, patients with enlarged pockets around their teeth or other periodontal problems are scheduled to come in for regular cleanings more often than other patients – typically every three months. Patients who have experienced infections or other periodontal symptoms can often avoid more severe damage by simply having their teeth professionally cleaned more often.
What is Involved in Periodontal Maintenance?
During a periodontal maintenance appointment, a patient can usually expect to undergo the same type of professional cleaning administered to other patients. However, depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms (including depth of gum pockets, presence of infection, etc.), other procedures will be performed as well. The hygienist may use a combination of techniques to remove tartar and plaque buildup, as well as taking measurements of pocket depths around each tooth.
If necessary, Dr. Robertson may perform a deep cleaning to remove any infection that is present below the gum line. Some patients may require scaling and root planing in order to avoid the possibility to future infections.
How to Tell If You Need Periodontal Maintenance
If you are experiencing gum problems, such as tenderness, bleeding or swelling, you may be developing or already have periodontal disease. Whether you have gum disease or not, it’s important to routinely visit our Elgin, TX office for professional cleanings and exams. If you come in on a regular basis, Dr. Robertson and his trained staff of dental professionals can tell you if you need to be included in our periodontal maintenance program.
Contact Our Elgin, TX Office Today
For more information about periodontal maintenance, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Elgin, TX office today at 512-281-4260.