After completing surgical periodontal therapy, your condition has been arrested, but not cured. Periodontal diseases are chronic diseases, much like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which require constant monitoring and regular dental maintenance to ensure that your disease remains inactive.
Most treated periodontal patients require more frequent deep cleanings, approximately every three months, rather than traditional six-month deep cleanings, since they are more susceptible to gum disease.
During your periodontal maintenance visit, your periodontal health is closely monitored for changes. At times, interceptive periodontal plastic surgeries are initiated to treat any sites or pockets leading to tooth loss or demonstrate significant signs of gum and bone disease activity. In this way, further bone loss can be prevented.
We will communicate with your dentist after each visit to share pertinent information regarding your oral health and the stability of your periodontal condition. We firmly believe that preventive dentistry is the best dentistry.