About 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.
"We just moved to Frisco and of course needing to find a dentist quick because of a problem. They immediately got me in and took care of the problem. They are super friendly and make you feel comfortable. I think I have found my new dentist."- W.D. / Demandforce / Oct 29, 2015
"My visits were great at the dental office. Very nice staff and Dentist. Would highly recommend, for an exceptional customer service experience."- D.W. / Google / Aug 27, 2020
"This was my 1st visit and I’m so glad I did! I’ve found my forever dentist! From the moment I arrived to the time I left the service was EXCEPTIONAL! During the covid19 pandemic I had put it off but the way they were up to part on sanitation made me feel safe! Dr Cooper, did things during my exam that at 57 I had never had a dentist do to make sure I was healthy and didn’t have any unseen issues. Kudos to her and her staff, I’ll be telling everyone I meet about Sweet Tooth Dental Loft! The atmosphere is calming and takes the edge off of going to the dentist. Signed Patient for life! Bre Williams Mack"- B.W. / Google / Aug 22, 2020
"Dr. Cooper is an excellent Dentist. Her staff is very friendly and professional. The office is clean and is set up nicely. My hygienist Paula, is sweet and helpful. She explained everything she did and answered all my questions."- A.J. / Google / Aug 13, 2020
"COVID safety precautions were definitely 5 star."- M.H. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
What to Expect
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Catch Gum Disease Early
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.