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South Coast Dental | Periodontal Maintenance in National City

SOUTH COAST DENTAL

202 Mile of Cars Way 
National City CA 91950
Phone:  (619) 477-1970

 

Dr. Lilia Larin  Dr. Ricardo Peralta Dr. Aldo Peralta

Periodontal Maintenance
 

What is a Periodontal Maintenance Appointment?

If you have had periodontal disease, you may have undergone scaling and root planing to remove the diseased deposits from the roots and teeth, which is the most conservative approach for treatment. After the disease process is under control, a regular cleaning is no longer appropriate. Instead, you will require special ongoing gum and bone care procedures, known as Periodontal Maintenance Therapy, to keep the disease under control and keep your mouth healthy.

Frequent Maintenance Visits Are Important

When we first find periodontal disease, we treat it with scaling and root planing to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath your gum line.

This treatment disrupts the growth of the bacteria; however, some bacteria remain and may settle back into the pocket where they reproduce. In fact, the number of bacteria doubles every time they reproduce, reaching destructive levels in as few as 90 days.

Why a 3-4 Month Periodontal Maintenance Recare Visit?

While there is No Cure for periodontal disease, it can be managed or controlled. A 3-4 month Periodontal Maintenance Therapy Appointment is a Soft Tissue Management Program that is a non-surgical approach to Control Periodontal Disease. It is the most conservative approach to prevent more extensive and aggressive treatment.

The bacteria that causes periodontal disease re-establishes 3 months after treatment. A 3 Month Periodontal Maintenance Appointment is critically timed to disable the destructive process at its critical stage. 

For patients with adult periodontitis, supportive 3-month Periodontal Maintenance Appointments is not an option - but a requirement for successful therapy.

Waiting longer than three months for Recare may result in advanced inflammation and further bone loss.  Your Recare interval, whether 3 or 4 months, will be determined by the hygienist and the dentist to best manage your oral health. 

Therefore, we recommend that you maintain a 3-4 month Periodontal Maintenance Schedule, so the hygienist can access deeper pocket areas and disrupt the bacteria so that they do not continue to multiply and cause increases in pocket depth and additional bone loss.

 
 
National City Dentist | Periodontal Maintenance. Lilia Larin is a National City Dentist.