Maintaining the Results of Your Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal disease is a serious dental health issue, which is characterized by a bacterial infection in the gums. The infection in the gums can spread further, affecting the jawbone, and thus compromising the support system of your teeth. Fortunately, there are several treatment solutions that help to control the condition and remedy the damage to the gums, jawbone, and teeth. However, after these treatments, ongoing maintenance is required to ensure that the infection does not recur, which can easily happen if you disregard your oral health. At Dublin Family Dental we offer periodontal maintenance services, which are guaranteed to ensure that your oral health remains at an optimal level.
Why is Periodontal Maintenance Important?
Periodontal maintenance basically refers to various oral health care measures, which are taken to ensure that periodontal disease does not recur. This is achieved by keeping bacterial infection at bay. The maintenance care, however, also offers several other benefits, in addition to keeping the disease away. These benefits include:
What Does Periodontal Maintenance Involve?
Periodontal maintenance is a regular and ongoing treatment process. It usually involves a dental examination to assess your oral health condition to detect whether or not the disease (bacterial infection) has recurred. On top of that, the maintenance usually involves various dental oral hygiene solutions aimed at getting rid of oral bacteria that could lead to an infection. These solutions include:
Aside from these dental solutions, periodontal maintenance also includes at-home oral hygiene care practices such as:
During your routine dental visits for the periodontal maintenance treatment, the dentist will discuss with you these home oral hygiene practices. Other measures you need to observe to ensure that the disease does not recur will also be examined.
Periodontal treatments can help to restore your oral health, and consequently, your smile. However, periodontal maintenance therapy is required to maintain the results of these treatments, which is what we offer you at Dublin Family Dental. Call us today at (925) 587-4417 to schedule an appointment.