Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth D.D.S., M.S. is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Rochester, NY

Periodontal Maintenance

What is Periodontal Maintenance?

Periodontal maintenance is a type of dental cleaning that is performed to help keep the gums healthy and prevent the progression of gum disease. The procedure typically involves a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums to remove any plaque and tartar buildup, as well as to promote healthy gum tissue.

Why is Periodontal Maintenance Important?

Periodontal maintenance is important because it helps to remove any harmful plaque and tartar buildup that can contribute to the progression of gum disease. Additionally, this type of cleaning helps to promote healthy gum tissue, which can prevent the need for more extensive dental procedures in the future.

Who is a Candidate for Periodontal Maintenance?

Individuals with a history of gum disease, as well as those who are at risk for developing the condition, may be good candidates for periodontal maintenance. Our team at ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY can help determine if this type of cleaning is right for you.

What Happens During a Periodontal Maintenance Appointment?

At ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY, periodontal maintenance appointments typically involve a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, as well as a visual examination of the gum tissue to identify any areas of concern. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your dental professional may also take x-rays or perform other diagnostic tests to better understand the condition of your gums.

Is Periodontal Maintenance Painful?

Periodontal maintenance is typically not painful and is performed using local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Some patients may experience some mild sensitivity or soreness after the appointment, but this is typically short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How Often Should I Have Periodontal Maintenance?

The frequency of periodontal maintenance appointments will depend on the severity of your gum disease and your overall oral health. Our team at ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to ensure that your gums stay healthy and prevent the progression of gum disease.

Contact Us for a Consultation If you're concerned about the health of your gums and want to learn more about periodontal maintenance, please contact ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY to schedule a consultation. Our team of dental professionals is here to help you achieve optimal oral health.

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