Periodontal disease is never cured, it is only controlled through maintenance. If you have undergone periodontal treatment, you’ll need to commit to continuing care in order to protect your dental and general health.
Our oral health can be seen as a mirror of the general condition of our bodies. Our periodontal status can often tell us more than what is happening in our gums or teeth.
Periodontitis is commonly triggered by plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. And sometimes our regular routine of brushing and flossing cannot reach areas where food debris gathers. This can lead to swollen and bleeding gums, which are both signs of periodontitis.
In addition to following the oral hygiene plan that we prepare for you, it is important that you continue with regular examinations, so we can treat any new tartar or plaque development. This regular treatment most likely will require four cleanings a year to prevent or minimize the recurrence and progression of periodontal disease.
If the disease returns, careful monitoring increases the likelihood of locating it and treating it in a timely manner, before tooth-threatening bone loss gets out of control.
Give us a call or request an appointment online to find out more about this procedure. We’ll help you find a convenient time for your visit.