Following the completion of your periodontal treatment, our periodontist will recommend a course of maintenance treatments to help prevent gum disease from returning to your mouth. Periodontal maintenance works to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and enable the continued healing of your gums. We invite you to call AZ Dental at 408-437-1111 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lynna Bui and learn more about periodontal maintenance in San Jose, California.
Plaque that accumulates on your teeth turns into calculus (tartar) within 24 hours. While a thorough oral hygiene routine will help control the plaque and calculus in your mouth, you will also likely require specialized treatments to keep your mouth healthy. When you have completed treatment for gum disease, we will recommend a series of regular maintenance appointments. These appointments usually occur 4 time each year, though we may recommend more or less frequent treatments depending on the state of your oral health.
When you visit our practice for a periodontal maintenance treatment, we will check your teeth and gums and measure the depths of your periodontal pockets. This appointment will include:
- A thorough exam
- Dental X-rays
- A check on your existing restorations
- A check for tooth decay
- Oral cancer screening
- Teeth polishing
- Any necessary oral hygiene recommendations
Please contact our office for more information about periodontal maintenance and to schedule your appointment with our periodontist.