Why do I need cleanings more often than twice a year?
If we find symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease during your regular checkup, our hygienist may recommend more frequent dental cleanings to protect your oral health. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection in your gums. It needs to be treated promptly, otherwise it can lead to complications that include heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes.
For most people, cleanings twice a year are sufficient to prevent periodontal disease from developing in the first place. But if you already have signs of periodontal disease, you need more frequent cleanings to keep your gums healthy and prevent the disease from reoccurring.
If you have gum disease, our hygienist will carefully and gently clean your teeth above and below the gum line in order to remove the infection. Once the infection is removed, your gums will start to heal. More frequent cleanings ensure that your gums heal properly and stay healthy.
As your Alpharetta family dentist, Dr. Kai Liang is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. Treatments like regular exams and cleanings are basic tools that we use to protect your oral health by preventing serious problems like gum disease.
Please contact our office to make an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning. We will work with you to establish a treatment plan that will keep your teeth and gums healthy for many years to come.