If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, your hygienist will recommend having routine periodontal maintenance performed. This involves cleaning deeper into the gum tissue where pockets have been allowed to form around the teeth. Periodontal maintenance is crucial in preventing the progression of gum disease and alleviating the symptoms that come along with the condition.
What is Periodontal Maintenance?
Periodontal maintenance is different from going for regular dental cleanings every six months. When you’re diagnosed with gum disease, it is crucial that you get deeper cleanings done by the hygienist to ensure that the pockets that have formed around the teeth are kept free of bacteria, tartar and plaque buildup. Routine maintenance helps to keep down inflammation as well as infection of the teeth and bones. During your procedure to reduce inflammation and gum disease, our hygienists will provide a more in-depth cleaning for you. This is known as Scaling and Root Planing.
Who is a Good Candidate for Periodontal Maintenance?
Routine periodontal maintenance is crucial for a variety of reasons, and your dentist and hygienist will be able to recommend this treatment scheduling if it is needed. Some of the right candidates for this treatment option include:
- You have been diagnosed with gum disease
- Your gum disease has progressed aggressively
- You are in pain or have severe gum inflammation
Patients who have gum disease need routine periodontal maintenance to ensure that they are keeping their teeth and gums healthy and clean. Unfortunately, gum disease causes small pockets to form around the teeth, which makes it easy for bacteria, plaque and tartar to build up and cause further issues with inflammation and infection.
If you need periodontal maintenance, contact us today and one of our staff members would be happy to assist you further!