Gums need to be healthy and free of infection to hold teeth in place. At every hygiene visit, we will inspect your gums for signs of infection and measure the pocket depths – the space between the gum and teeth. If there is a gap of 5mm or more, you may need to come in more frequently for hygiene cleanings.
Dr. Rogge and his team first remove any visible tartar from your teeth. Then if gums show signs of inflammation or irritation, caused by excessive plaque or tartar, an antibiotic can be applied. On further visits if gum pockets are still of concern, Dr. Rogge can utilize laser therapy on gums to cure the infection, or refer you to a periodontal specialist. No matter what your needs may be, you can count on effective treatment that is based on your ideal health.
The best way to preserve the health of your gums and smile is to brush and floss every day. Flossing especially will prolong your gum health, which is linked to the health of your entire body. Flossing will save you dental discomfort in the long run. Taking good care of your teeth and gums is easy and feels great!