What is the maintenance phase of periodontal disease?
Periodontal Disease Maintenance – Once the active phase of periodontal treatment is completed, an equally important part of treatment is the maintenance phase. The success of periodontal treatment and procedures is high if the periodontal maintenance recommendations are closely followed by the patient. Many times, the patient will alternate between the general dentist and the periodontist. Just as important is what the patient does at home. Keeping the teeth and gums clean daily using the prescribed techniques will remove bacteria that could cause disease recurrence. We work closely with your general dentist to maintain your mouth in a state of optimum health.
When should I see a periodontist?
Periodontal Disease Maintenance – If a patient has bleeding that occurs when flossing or brushing, they should immediately seek an exam with a periodontist. A visual observation in the mirror of inflammation or red and swollen gums is another danger sign. If a patient will come in at the earliest sign of these symptoms, treatment will be easier with a higher success rate.