Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance consists of periodic removal of bacterial plaque and calculus from above and below the gum line. Daily home care helps control plaque, which if not removed turns into calculus (tartar) within 24 hours. These hard to reach areas need special attention from a doctor or a hygienist. Once a periodontal cleaning is completed, regular periodic maintenance, usually in two-four month intervals, is mandatory.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW? – Periodontitis is not curable, but it is treatable and with regular maintenance can be indefinitely controlled. When gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth are damaged, help of dental professionals is necessary to keep the disease under control. Some dental maintenance procedures also include antibiotics.

Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleaning are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control.

PERIODONTAL - Maintenance