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Periodontal Maintenance


When your gum disease reaches a certain point, it is no longer reversible. But that does not mean you have to give up on your smile. Call Spring Dental at 617-328-0790 for an appointment with our dentists. Dr. Gursimran Sidhu or Dr. Ansh Desai can see you for periodontal maintenance in North Quincy, Massachusetts, to help you control the problem.

If your gums are tender, red, swollen or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. When not treated, periodontal disease can result in the loss of teeth, gum tissue and bone. While gum disease is not curable, we can treat the condition and keep it under control to protect your oral health. Our dentists can provide periodontal maintenance to help treat periodontal disease and prevent the serious effects of the condition.

Periodontal maintenance involves visiting our office on a regular basis, typically once every three months, for a professional cleaning. These treatments include thorough cleanings both above and below the gum line, removing plaque, tartar (hardened plaque, also called dental calculus), and bacteria to prevent the condition from worsening. Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months because when biofilm is not removed, the periodontal bacteria begin to flourish within three to 12 weeks. By providing a cleaning at 12 weeks (three months), we are able to remove these bacteria and keep the condition under control. To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how we can treat gum disease, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of period maintenance cleaning?

Dental care is essential to manage and prevent periodontal disease, ensure oral health, and prevent tooth decay.

How often should I schedule dental period maintenance appointments?

The frequency of dental checkups varies depending on the severity of gum disease but is generally recommended every three to four months.

What can I expect during our period maintenance dental appointments?

During your dental care appointment, your dentist or hygienist will thoroughly prepare your teeth, including plaque and root planing, and check for signs of gum disease.

Can arthritis be reversed?

Although gum disease cannot be completely reversed, with proper periodontal maintenance therapy and regular dental care, its progression can be controlled, and the state can be managed effectively.

What are the benefits of periodontal maintenance cleaning appointments?

Dental care helps prevent further damage to the gums and bones, reduces tooth decay risk, and improves oral health. Periodontal maintenance cleaning also helps control bad breath and improves the appearance of a smile.

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