Healthy living requires healthy gums!
I saw a patient recently whose main concern was, “Why won’t the dentist just clean my teeth?” He came from another office and was frustrated by their recommendation for periodontal therapy. He did not understand why he could no longer be treated with the same regular cleaning he had been receiving
The patient’s periodontal charting showed the presence of active periodontal disease-- look how many pocket depths (the “PD” lines in the above chart) are deeper than 3mm, which means he should be treated with periodontal therapy. This has become a common point of misunderstanding for several ...