Non-surgical periodontics is a therapy that removes and possibly eliminates plaque that hardens in your mouth.
Known as tartar, the plaque causes inflammation and can lead to serious oral health problems and more intensive treatments if not treated early. That is why periodontal maintenance is recommended to maintain good oral health and keep your bone and gums in a healthy state. For patients with advanced disease, three-month maintenance appointments may be required.
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What is periodontal maintenance?
During your periodontal maintenance appointment, your teeth will be cleaned and measured to see the health of your gums.
It may be necessary to get digital x-rays to evaluate your bone levels and prevent any oral disease. Your non-surgical therapy includes a deep cleaning with scaling and root planing to get rid of the hardened plaque from deep periodontal pockets and reduce gingival inflammation. Bacterial toxins are eradicated from teeth roots.
If you have a known history of periodontitis, you should have your teeth cleaned and pockets checked regularly by one of our dental professionals. Regular maintenance with your dental specialist minimizes the risk of your condition escalating to the point where you will require active periodontal therapy. So the most important element in the road to oral health is you!
Maintaining good oral health
It is up to you, in partnership with our periodontal team, to maintain good periodontal health. There are several things you can do to decrease your risk of periodontitis.
if you are a smoker, you should quit smoking. Studies show smoking increases your chance of losing teeth by 700%! Smoking has a negative impact in your mouth and throughout your body. Quitting your smoking habit can restore your healing capabilities and help when you undergo oral surgery such as dental implants.
Any diabetic patient is more susceptible to periodontitis depending on the level of blood sugar. Avoid sweets and other sugary foods as much as you can.
This means brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and flossing every day. Keep in mind there are several places in your mouth that a toothbrush cannot reach easily. And many people do not floss as often as they should. Periodontitis begins between the teeth in areas that a toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing and cleaning between your teeth will help keep your gums healthy and keep plaque under control.
it is important to maintain your regular visits as determined by your dentist. Patients with advanced disease should be seen every three months. We are here to help you reach your goal of healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
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