MICHAEL MAZAHERI, DDS
If you have been treated for periodontal disease you are required to be placed on periodontal maintenance. Periodontal maintenance is a cleaning procedure performed to clean the teeth at 3 month intervals. Maintenance is an important part of treating gum disease.
The Need for Periodontal Maintenance
Prophylaxis (cleaning) is an important procedure to help keep the mouth in good health and also stop the progression of gum disease. There are many benefits to regular periodontal maintenance:
Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months until consist ant reduction of pocket dept is observed and gums are healed. Regular removal of the plaque, and bacterial from the gum tissues can control periodontal disease. Although periodontal disease cannot be completely eliminated periodontal maintenance is one of the tools we use at our office to combat the problem.