Periodontal Maintenance Care
For those wondering what do the words “periodontal maintenance care” mean, the answer is simple.
Periodontal maintenance care continuous conscientious care of your gums with your dentist and at home.
Periodontal care refers to a personalized program designed specifically for your gums. It is not a secret that people have varying gum sensitivity. Our maintenance program is an ongoing care treatment designed to prevent disease in gum tissues and bones supporting your teeth. But why does one need continuous periodontal care? The answer is simple yet again, to avoid gum disease. The main cause of gum disease is a bacterial plaque that forms on your teeth. If this plaque is not removed in a timely manner a hard rough bacterial deposit called calculus forms on your teeth. In order to avoid having calculus or so-called tartar on your teeth you need continuous periodontal care.
The purpose of the program is to prevent gum disease before it could escalate into more serious problems.
Of course daily hygiene like brushing and flossing will help minimize tartar formation on your teeth. It is necessary that you resort to continuous maintenance of your gum health, which will not only remove the bacterial plaque, but will also help discover other hidden problems which could attack your teeth at any time.
Why should I consider periodontal maintenance program?
Well if you haven’t visited your dentist in a while that is certainly the first step. Our professionals will examine the condition of your teeth and will determine how much of this sticky colorless plaque has really built up on your teeth. Just remember that no matter how carefully you take care of your teeth continuous periodontal care is necessary to ensure that the bacterial plaque is under control and is not letting gum disease into your life. Bacterial plaque can cause a painful recurrence of gum disease two to five months after your last visit as part of periodontal maintenance program. The decision of how often you will require plaque removal can be worked at any time between various teeth examinations, measurements, cleanings, etc. The interval between visits varies from patient to patient and can be several weeks or every few months. Factors affecting the interval between periodontal program visits include, but are not limited to different types of periodontal diseases, the rate of plaque formation and the patient’s individual ability to respond to treatment.