Are your gums red and swollen? Do they bleed easily when brushing or flossing? Constant bad breath? You may have gum disease.
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Dr. Philip Galvan is an advocate for the of prevention of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This is why he spends plenty of time educating his patients about their gum problems and how to treat it. Most of our patients come out really satisfied with the extra wealth of knowledge they have acquired from their clinic visit to our office which they do not usually receive from their health care provider. They comment about how they were never given an explanation on why they needed deep cleaning (also called scaling and root planning) before. Dr. Philip informs his patients on the causes, treatment, and prevention of gum disease.
Gum disease sometimes does not have symptoms. So patients go about their daily lives not knowing that there is an infection going on in their body. More importantly, it causes a host of other health problems such as: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy related issues; Dr. Philip makes sure that each of all his patients is are well-informed about these facts.
Dr. Philip's deep cleaning technique is thorough and truly worth it. He makes sure that every bit of plaque and calculus deposits (tartar) has been scraped clean before releasing his patients. Without this kind of thoroughness, gum disease will linger and the infection stays within the body. For patients with history of deep cleanings, he will recommend regular cleanings every 3 months (4 times a year), called periodontal maintenance. Once, he sees that there’s an improvement in gum line and deposits, he will reduce it to 3 times then patient can go back to twice a year regular cleanings once it is under control.