Periodontal Disease is similar to other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt ongoing treatment. Supportive Periodontal Therapy helps in gaining control of the disease and increases your chances of keeping your teeth.
If not removed every 3-4 months, this periodontal bacteria can grow to a point where bone loss starts to occur again. This is why 3-4 month periodontal cleanings following treatment are very important. On an individual basis, this interval can be lengthened if the patient demonstrates stability over time.
Supportive Periodontal Therapy Visit
Your periodontal therapy visit will include:
- An update of your medical & dental history
- A periodontal examination & measurement of your periodontal pockets
- A visual oral cancer screening
- Tooth root cleaning & polishing
- Oral hygiene instructions
We work together with your general dentist as a team to provide you with the best possible care. Many times periodontal cleanings will be alternated between our office and your general dentist. During the cleaning at your general dentist’s office, they will concentrate on what is happening with your teeth above the gum line. At our office, we will concentrate mostly on what is happening below the gums.
On-going periodontal therapy treatments in our office and general dental visits with your dentist will ensure your optimum oral health and highest possible care.
To prevent re-infection and avoid more periodontal treatment, it is quite important that you follow the periodontal therapy program set out by your periodontist and your general dentist.