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.
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"The office is clean and nicely laid out. Every time I’ve been there the dental hygienist have been awesome (thanks Judy) and others. They always give good tips to avoid problems down the line. Dr. Cooper is knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and spends just the right amount of time with her patients. I refer all of my friends here."- S.P. / Google / Dec 05, 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.