What is Periodontal Maintenance?
Periodontal maintenance refers to routine scaling and root planing cleanings that are done in-office. For patients with gingivitis and periodontal disease, periodontal maintenance is essential for slowing or stopping the progression of the condition. This improves gum tissue and decreases inflammation and signs of bone loss. Periodontal maintenance needs to be done on a routine basis for those with gum disease or advanced gingivitis.
Why do you need Periodontal Maintenance?
You may have been told that you need a deeper cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing. This is a type of periodontal maintenance that involves cleaning out the small pockets that form around the teeth when gum disease is present. These pockets can be a breeding ground for bacteria and inflammation, which can affect tooth health, gum health and even bone health. Periodontal maintenance is done comfortably in our office by a licensed hygienist.
What makes you a good candidate for Periodontal Maintenance?
You will first need to come into the office for a full examination to determine whether or not you have gingivitis or gum disease. If is is found that you have either of these conditions, periodontal maintenance is a good option for you. It involves removing hardened plaque and bacteria from the teeth and small gingival pockets to improve oral health. The procedure is done comfortably and quickly at your own convenience in our office.
What happens during the procedure for Periodontal Maintenance?
Periodontal maintenance involves scaling the teeth of any hardened debris and calculus. The roots of the teeth are smoothed out to prevent bacterial adhesion. The small pockets around each tooth are thoroughly cleaned to reduce and prevent inflammation and infection. The procedure is done quickly in our office at a time that is convenient for you. It is important to come in regularly for these deeper cleanings if you have gum disease or advanced gingivitis.
If you require routine periodontal maintenance, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.