Prevent Gum Disease with Periodontal Maintenance
After the doctor has treated you for gum disease, you’ll want to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best at all times. We can help you to make sure your periodontitis does not return by scheduling checkups and regular cleanings.
Dr. Tredinick recommends scheduling your checkups and cleanings every three to four months.
Research indicates bacterial formation on teeth and gum occurs almost immediately after cleaning, with harmful bacteria forming after three months. Frequent removal of the bacteria from under the gumline can control inflammation and can often prevent the further breakdown of the bone and gum supporting your teeth. Though gum disease cannot be completely reversed, periodontal maintenance is one of the tools we can use to effectively halt its destructive progress.
Improve Your Overall Health
Gum health doesn’t impact your teeth. It also can affect your cardiovascular system, blood sugar and pregnancy.
Our team at Coastal Periodontics of Lake Jackson will take the time to educate you on all aspects of preventing gum recession and disease. Whether you’ve always wondered how to brush your teeth correctly or want to know the long-term effects of untreated gum disease, we’re ready to put your mind at ease. We want you to understand the causes of periodontal disease and the medical conditions that periodontal disease leaves you more vulnerable to including diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
Ask your questions, and learn what at-home steps you should take to maintain your periodontal health.
What to Expect During Your Periodontal Maintenance Procedure
Maintenance is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease.
During your periodontal maintenance appointment we will screen you for cancer and take X-rays that can reveal any bone loss. We’ll examine your records to check your gum health compared to your last visit.
Our team will also perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth.
You’ll take home a new regular soft toothbrush, interproximal brushes and supplies customized to your needs.
Maintain Your Smile and Your Confidence
To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how to prevent gum disease, talk to us online or call 979-258-3491 to schedule a free evaluation today.