Cleanings & Prevention

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a routine appointment, usually every three months, that includes reviewing any changes in your overall health, a thorough oral evaluation, and deep cleaning, both above and below the gums and provide home care instructions. These cleanings require more skill and expertise than a regular dental cleaning appointment and X-rays as needed.

Regular examinations are very important to keep track of the present status of your disease and any disease progression over time. We will work with you to create a maintenance schedule depending on how advanced your periodontal disease is at that time. Based on many variable factors such as your overall health, the severity of bone loss, and risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and genetics, we will constantly tailor your care, so your periodontal disease does not progress further. We may recommend exams every six months for mild periodontal disease, or every few months for more advanced stages.


Periodontal Maintenance procedures performed during your maintenance appointment: