Periodontal Disease Treatment
At Dentistry at Millennium Park, we want to help protect and maintain your gum health, a practice called periodontal maintenance. Periodontal maintenance typically refers to the services and treatments completed by our team to ensure the health and wellness of your gum and oral health.
Typically, periodontal maintenance is important after a non-surgical or surgical periodontal treatment, like deep cleaning or surgery to treat their periodontal disease. To ensure that these treatments will last for years to come, our expert team will work with you to ensure that you are maintaining your periodontal health.
Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings
An important part of periodontal maintenance is periodic cleanings performed by our team. We help remove plaque and bacteria from the deep areas and pockets of your gums and teeth. Since you have already undergone more intense procedures to help eliminate your periodontal disease, these cleanings are usually simple and painless.
These cleanings are typically completed every two to three months, depending on your unique situation. They help eliminate harmful bacteria, allowing good bacteria to thrive. The types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease take about six to eight weeks to reach high enough levels to cause teeth and bone damage, which is why we recommend periodic cleanings.
Why Periodontal Maintenance Is Important
Multiple long-term studies have shown the effectiveness of proper periodontal maintenance when it comes to preventing future periodontal disease and issues in patients who have undergone periodontal surgery. And when proper periodontal maintenance is not performed, gum disease is likely to return and tooth loss can increase by almost 500%.
Healthy Gums For A Lifetime
Our team at Dentistry at Millennium Park encourages you to continue to work on maintaining your periodontal health and keep your gums and teeth healthy for years to come with periodontal maintenance treatment. Reach out to our office at (312) 750-9000 if you have any questions about maintenance or treatment. We’re looking forward to helping you maintain healthy gums for life!