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Periodontal Maintenance

Daily brushing is vital. If plaque is not removed from the teeth after twenty-four hours, it turns to calculus (tartar). Flossing and general maintenance will help keep it under control, but it is essential to see your dentist for those hard-to-reach places.

Regular cleanings are recommended four times a year after treatment for periodontal disease. This includes measuring pocket depths to make sure they are decreasing. Your dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that builds up under the gum line; ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy.

Here’s what you can expect at your periodontal cleaning:

  • Your x-rays will be examined to determine tooth and root positions.
  • Current fillings, crowns and all restorations will be examined.
  • All surfaces will be checked for tooth decay.
  • Your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums will be checked for signs of oral cancer.
  • Your oral hygiene routines will be evaluated and checked. Recommendations may be made for electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses and other products.
  • Your teeth will be cleaned and polished and stains will be removed.

Periodontal disease is a serious condition, but with regular periodontal maintenance and good oral hygiene, it can be kept under control.


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