Frankton Dental

Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient

Lia, Jessie, and Holly attended Dr Micheal Smith's presentation "Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient" on Friday night. It was a great evening lecture covering when to refer a periodontal patient to a specialist and case selection relating to dental implants. It was great to hear that some of the key health factors such as gum disease and diabetes don't necessarily mean that a patient can't opt for an implant to be placed- as usual it comes back to disease stabilisation and active maintenance with a periodontist/dentist/hygienist to mitigate the risks these diseases present to implant placement.

Take home message for patients- Gingival bleeding equals active disease.... If you have any concerns about bleeding gums or gum disease please call us to book an appointment. We will be able to assess you and arrange treatment, and refer you to a specialist if needed!!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.