Teeth and gums always need
routine dental cleaning to remain healthy, but depending on certain factors,
these cleanings can vary in complexity. Healthy mouths only require twice-yearly
hygiene cleanings, while teeth and gums that have been affected by gum disease
need more frequent and comprehensive preventative care. If you are suffering
from gum disease in Leesburg, VA
, Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche,
can assess health of your mouth and determine the best treatment plan from
What is periodontal maintenance?
After gum disease
treatment, it is necessary to monitor the health of the gums to ensure that
disease does not return. Periodontal maintenance is a comprehensive cleaning
performed every 3-4 months to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth.
This cleaning and maintenance of the gums, teeth, and jaw bone, especially the
areas that were affected by gum disease, keeps your mouth healthy and
disease-free long term.
Why is it necessary?
Gum disease can only be
treated, not cured. After gum disease surgery, keeping an eye on the health of
the mouth more frequently is the only way to ensure that gum disease never
returns. Without these frequent, deep cleanings, plaque and tartar buildup can
cause symptoms to occur all over again. To make sure that no gum disease
surgery is needed again, periodontal maintenance actively prevents any
excessive buildup of bacteria on the teeth.
What are its benefits?
Besides greatly reducing
the chances of gum disease redeveloping in the future, periodontal maintenance
helps keep the teeth and gums clean and polished. This routine maintenance also
ensures that pocket depth between the teeth remains shallow so that teeth do
not feel loose or create breeding grounds for bacteria. In addition, chronic
bad breath (halitosis), a common symptom of gum disease, is kept in check with
routine deep cleanings.
maintenance is the only way to keep your mouth healthy after the treatment of gum disease in Leesburg, VA
. Do you
need to visit a periodontist
begin maintenance? Contact
our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr.
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