Gum Disease Treatment
Hassey | Do Duy is superbly experienced at treating and preventing all forms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease.
A periodontal evaluation is a part of every routine examination that Dr. Hassey and Dr. Do Duy perform. This evaluation consists of the following components:
- Measuring the depth of the gum line surrounding teeth to discover deep pockets. We specifically measure the depth of the "sulcus" – which is the space between gum line and the tooth.
- Observing the gum tissue for reddish color, or spots of bleeding gums.
- Examining the gums to check for swollen gums.
Deep pockets in the gums are habitats where harmful bacteria thrive. In the event that our dental team discovers deep pockets in a patients gum line, Dr. Hassey and Dr. Do Duy will discuss different methods of treatment and rehabilitation.
The American Heart Association has found a direct correlation between gum disease and heart disease, making it vitally important to discover and treat all forms of periodontal disease.