For those who experience repeated infection to the gums due to enlarged pockets or other periodontal problems, Richard Nicholls, DDS, provides periodontal maintenance. Under this program, patients are usually scheduled for cleanings every three months. This is important because the severity of damage caused by infection increases exponentially as it progresses, meaning that the majority of damage can be avoided simply by increasing appointments.
Dr. Nicholls will typically perform a deep cleaning to remove any infection below the gum line, take measurements of pocket depth, and perform scaling and root planing to reduce buildup and future infections. If you are experiencing painful, swollen, or bleeding gums, contact Richard Nicholls, DDS, for more information regarding our periodontal maintenance program in Cloverdale, Ca.