After completing 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 to ensure that your disease remains inactive.
Most treated periodontal patients require more frequent cleanings, approximately every three months, rather than traditional six month cleanings, since they are more susceptible to periodontal disease.
During your periodontal maintenance visit, your periodontal status is closely monitored for changes. At times, interceptive periodontal procedures are initiated to treat any sites or pockets that demonstrate significant signs of 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 the stability of your periodontal condition. We firmly believe that preventive dentistry is the best dentistry.