Explore how to Prevent Gum Disease with Periodontal Maintenance
To keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best at all times after Dr.Tredinick has treated your gum disease, we can help you make sure your periodontist does not return by scheduling checkups and regular cleanings.
Tredi Dental recommends scheduling a checkup and cleaning every three to four months.
Research shows bacterial formation on gum and teeth occurs almost instantly post-cleaning, with harmful bacteria forming after three months. To control the further breakdown of the bone and gum supporting your teeth and any inflammation that may occur, frequent removal of the bacteria under the gumline is highly recommended. Gum disease cannot completely be reversed, but periodontal maintenance is one of the tools we use to effectively halt its destructive progress.
Improving Your Health
Not only does gum disease impact your teeth both functionally and aesthetically, but it can also affect your cardiovascular system, blood sugar and pregnancy.
Our team at Tredi Dental will take the time to educate you on all aspects of preventing gum disease and recession. From showing you how to brush your teeth correctly to educating you on the long-term effects of untreated gum disease, we’re ready to answer your questions and ease your mind. We want you to understand the causes of periodontal disease to prevent them as best as possible, and be aware of the medical conditions periodontal disease may leave you more vulnerable to.
Ask your questions, and learn what at-home steps you should take to maintain your periodontal health.
What to Expect during your Periodontal Maintenance Appointment
Consistent dental maintenance both at home and at the office is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease.
During your periodontal maintenance procedure we will take X-rays that can reveal any bone loss and screen you for cancer. We’ll examine your records to check your gum health compared to your last visit to note any important changes and improvements
Our doctors will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth to leave you feeling fresh.
You’ll take home a new regular soft toothbrush, interproximal brushes and supplies customized to your needs.
Maintain Your Smile and Your Confidence
To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how to prevent gum disease, talk to us online or call 713-977-7854 to schedule a free evaluation today.