Once we’ve created a healthy environment through appropriate periodontal treatment, the most important phase of periodontal therapy begins—long term maintenance.
Periodontal maintenance therapy is ongoing monitoring, cleaning and treatment that serves to prevent periodontal disease from returning after a scaling and root planing procedure is performed. With periodontal maintenance therapy, our experienced periodontists aim to preserve and maintain as much healthy bone and gum tissue as possible, and keep patients from requiring additional therapy.
What happens during periodontal maintenance?
With periodontal maintenance, we keep pockets from recurring and prevent future progress of bone loss. Maintenance is ongoing and will happen every three to six months. (Periodontal maintenance frequency may differ for patients, depending on their susceptibility to periodontal disease.)
In most cases, we alternate maintenance with the patient’s restorative dentist.
During the maintenance treatment, we’ll measure the depths of your pockets in the gums and determine whether periodontal disease has reappeared/progressed. We will clean the crowns of your teeth, clean at the gumline and below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar.
Our goal is to help you keep your natural teeth! We want to ensure that you have strong healthy bones and clean gum tissues to support your teeth. When you visit us, we’ll create a custom treatment plan that aims to optimize your health, maintain healthy gums, and prevent disease-causing bacteria from reappearing.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We’re dedicated to providing expert periodontal care for the people in and around our communities.
Our experienced periodontists use state-of-the-art technologies throughout all of our services, because your comfort is most important to us. Find out why Periodontal Health Center is one of the top periodontists in Tampa and New Port Richey when you schedule an appointment with us.