Periodontal Maintenance


A smiling patient during periodontal treatmentOur team of experts here at Sparkle Dental are more than happy to perform all your periodontal maintenance services. The periodontal area is located around the teeth and is commonly associated with periodontal disease. You will feel the effect of periodontal disease in your gums and around the bones that support your teeth.

Why You Need Periodontal Maintenance


You may have gone through a special cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing if you have periodontal disease. You may also have gone through periodontal surgery for severe cases of the disease. Periodontal maintenance care refers to the dental cleanings that our team of professionals recommend after such treatments.

The cleaning involved in periodontal maintenance is deeper compared to normal cleaning. If you have a history of gum disease, you will need this deep cleaning due to the formation of periodontal pockets, which are spaces between the gums and teeth that harbor tartar and plaque.

The intensive cleaning involved in periodontal maintenance is essential for the restoration and maintenance of bone and gum health. The presence of bacteria in your mouth could potentially cause infection, inflammation, and other oral health issues. Our team of experts recommends that you come in for periodontal maintenance at least once every 6 months to allow us to catch any problems early.

Our team of experts will work with you to ensure your comfort as you undergo the procedure. We will explain all parts of the procedure for you if needed, and anesthesia is also available in very severe cases.

The Procedure for Periodontal Maintenance


The severity of your periodontitis will determine the extent of periodontal maintenance that our team will perform. All variables will be considered before any recommended treatment is provided. Usually, one to two cleaning procedures are recommended when maintaining your teeth during the early gingivitis stages. Our team of experts is adept at giving you the best advice on ways of improving your dental cleaning and oral hygiene.

After the special cleaning procedures such as root planing, deep cleaning, and scaling, your teeth have undergone a severe process of plaque and tartar removal as well as the removal of toxins from your gum. Periodontal maintenance will be an effective procedure to help you experience speedy healing of the gum tissues while also helping the pockets to shrink. Some of the support items for periodontal maintenance recommended by our team of experts include medicated mouth rinse, medicine, and an electric toothbrush to enhance effective healing. In case the pockets fail to heal after the treatment of the periodontal disease, our team may recommend that you go through periodontal surgery. With this surgery, the depth of the pockets will be reduced to ensure that periodontal maintenance practices like cleaning are easier. Proper support for your teeth may require additional procedures.

For any queries concerning periodontal maintenance, call the team of experts here at Sparkle Dental at (617) 430-6404 today! We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and will gladly book an appointment if needed.



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