After you finish your initial treatment for gum disease, our dentists and team will schedule a series of regular visits for you at our office. These visits are so that Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav can provide you with periodontal maintenance and help prevent the return of gum disease to your mouth. To learn more about periodontal maintenance in San Antonio, Texas, and schedule an appointment, call Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999.
If you are experiencing tenderness, redness or swelling in your gums, along with easy bleeding, it is possible that you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This condition is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in plaque on your teeth, leading to a degenerative process. If left untreated, periodontal disease can have severe consequences, such as the loss of teeth, gum tissue and even bone. Although it cannot be completely cured, periodontal maintenance can effectively manage the condition and safeguard your oral health. Our dedicated team of professionals, led by our experienced dentists, is well-equipped to provide effective periodontal maintenance to combat gum disease and prevent further complications.
Periodontal maintenance involves regular visits to our office, typically scheduled every three months, for a thorough professional cleaning. This comprehensive treatment targets the buildup of plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria both above and below the gumline, preventing the progression of the disease. The recommended three-month interval is crucial as periodontal bacteria can rapidly multiply within three to 12 weeks when biofilm is not removed. By ensuring a cleaning at the 12-week mark, we can efficiently eliminate these harmful bacteria and maintain control over the condition.
For more information on periodontal maintenance and how we effectively treat gum disease, we invite you to contact or visit our office today. Our compassionate team is ready to assist you in preserving your oral health and promoting a confident smile.