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8838 Coleman Boulevard

Frisco, TX 75034

Periodontal in Frisco, TX

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What are Periodontal Exams?

To help general dentist, Dr. Camelia Cooper catch and treat periodontal disease early, every patient at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft receives a periodontal exam during their annual dental exam and visit. Periodontal (gum) disease is a common concern in America, so Dr. Cooper carefully checks every patient for signs of gum inflammation, bleeding, and more. When Dr. Cooper diagnoses a patient with periodontal disease, she will go over the severity of the patient's case and discuss surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Cooper will also talk to patients about ways to prevent periodontal disease, including regular brushing and flossing. It is especially important to diagnose and treat periodontal problems since the bacteria that causes gum disease is contagious; easily spread through sharing eating utensils and even kissing.

What to Expect during a PERIODONTAL EXAM

Periodontal disease affects 75% of adults and can range from mild to severe. Sweet Tooth Dental Loft offers a wide array of treatment options to help ensure that each patient receives the proper care. One of the more common forms of treatment used is a non-surgical procedure known as scaling and root planning. Scaling removes tarter and plaque from the area below the gum line while root planning creates a smoother root and gum surface. Antibiotics may also be used to help alleviate pain and inflammation. Surgical procedures for more severe forms of periodontal disease include: gum graft surgery, laser gum surgery, regenerative procedures, and pocket reduction procedures. 

What happens after a PERIODONTAL EXAM?

It is important to maintain healthy dental care practices to help prevent periodontal disease. This means creating or continuing a good oral hygiene routine as well as implementing suggestions given by Dr. Cooper. The dentist may suggest scheduling routine, annual check-ups and examinations as well as bi-annual cleanings. Patients should also implement common oral care practices into their routines such as flossing, brushing twice a day, and using mouthwash.

Periodontal exams FAQs

How often should I get a periodontal examination?

As we mentioned, every patient at our dental clinic will receive a periodontal exam during their annual dental exam. Everyone's oral health is different, so you may need to come in more often if you have a history of periodontal disease. During your appointment at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft, we can make personalized recommendations based on your needs so you can maintain a healthy smile for life.

Do periodontal exams hurt?

We understand many patients are concerned about pain during a periodontal appointment. While some people feel a mild amount of discomfort during their exam, there's no pain. The professionals at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft all go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable. If you have dental fears or anxieties, Dr. Cooper can walk you through your exam and let you know what to expect.

How long is a periodontal exam?

We never rush through our patient's exam, so the process is about an hour. During that time, we'll check for gum disease or any other oral health issues that may be affecting your smile. We'll also take pictures as needed to track any changes over time. Patients who come in for treatments like scaling and root planing may need a little more time.

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If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have symptoms as a result of periodontal disease, contact our Frisco office today to schedule a consultation. With her experienced team, Dr. Cooper will find a treatment that is suitable for your condition and restore your mouth back to optimal health. 

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