Maintaining Periodontal Health

Maintaining Periodontal Health

Much of periodontal health (the supporting structures of the teeth, namely gums and bone) depends on good home care.  Thorough removal of harmful bacterial can be accomplished by using an electric toothbrush, flossing, and using special brushes designed to clean between the teeth. 

In cases where periodontal disease (chronic infection of the gums) is diagnosed, we will generally recommend some conservative, non-surgical treatment of it, usually a few sessions of more focused, meticulous cleaning of your root surfaces (scaling and root planning). 

Periodontal maintenance visits are usually prescribed every 3-4 months after periodontal treatment to reduce bacterial counts, preventing re-infection.  Latest research shows that chronic inflammation is not only bad for teeth and gums, but it can have an adverse effect on one’s entire body.