Periodontal charting is a simple yet effective way for our dental team to monitor and track your oral health. By measuring the distance between your gum and your tooth, we can quickly and accurately see which teeth are healthy and which ones may need additional treatment. This treatment only takes a few minutes and is completely painless. We invite you to visit Lake Highlands Dental for your periodontal charting in Dallas, Texas, because we want to help keep your mouth healthy for life. Please feel free to contact us at (214) 613-1279 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Lyndel Stripling and Dr. Shawn Nemovi.
Have you ever wondered why your hygienist calls out numbers like 2, 3, 2, 6, etc. during your visit? It’s not because our hygienists don’t know how to count. This numbering is a short code for measuring and recording the health of your gum tissue. With a small, non-invasive tool, our hygienists will measure the depth of where your teeth meet your gum tissue. A healthy tooth reaches the gum line at about 2 to 3 millimeters (mm); this means that your bone density and tissue are normal, providing your tooth with the support it needs. If a tooth is deeper than 3mm, you may be at risk for developing periodontal disease.
By performing this quick and painless procedures, our hygienists can create a periodontal chart for our records. This chart shows each of your teeth and provides a space for us to enter in the conditions we find. Our hygienists may perform update your periodontal chart during every visit. This allows us to monitor your oral health and keep our records in a simple, concise, and easy-to-find format, thus making your treatments more accurate and smooth. For more information about periodontal charting and how it can help your oral health, we welcome you to contact us by calling or visiting our office. We are here to keep your smile looking and feeling great!