Periodontal disease is a condition caused when the bacteria in your mouth infect your gum tissues. Common symptoms include red and swollen gums, bleeding gums, bad breath and gum recession. The early stage of the disease is known as gingivitis and can often be brought under control or eliminated entirely with treatment. If the disease progresses to periodontitis, it can result in gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss.
Periodontal maintenance refers to additional professional dental cleanings provided for the purpose of halting the progression of gum disease. These cleanings are provided more frequently, meaning that you will visit our dentists about every three months rather than every six. Depending on your needs, our dentists may also provide other treatments to help fight the disease.
Periodontal maintenance removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and below your gumline, preventing the disease from spreading and becoming more severe.