Periodontal (gum) tissues play a major role in your oral health. Dental problems associated with your gums, specifically periodontal disease, can drastically affect the function and aesthetics of your smile. Healthy gums not only protect the roots of your teeth; they also have cosmetic value. An attractive smile strikes a nice balance between beautiful bright teeth and healthy pink gums.
As experts in periodontics, our team at Delaware Periodontics is dedicated to helping you maintain or improve your periodontal health. This usually includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. After the successful treatment of gum disease, periodontal maintenance is a necessity.
Of course, preventing periodontal disease is our number one priority. As a part of your periodontal maintenance, we may recommend frequent professional cleanings. During your cleaning, our dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic scaler to eliminate plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria.
An ultrasonic scaler produces microscopic bubbles with high frequency vibrations and a gentle water rinse. These bubbles implode on the surfaces of your teeth, effectively destroying plaque and tartar deposits while killing off bacteria. At the end of your cleaning, we polish your teeth to restore the sheen of your smile.
After the successful treatment of gum disease, your gums should return to a pink and healthy state. Your pockets should be reduced. Since periodontal disease is generative, once a patient gets it, they are more at risk for reoccurrence.
To prevent disease from reoccurring, we recommend for frequent cleaning. This can be as short as 2-3 months depending on the case. Typically the maintenance is a shared responsibility with us and your general dentist.
The maintenance program allows us to continuously monitor the disease activity. Not only are the teeth thoroughly cleaned, but home care is continually assessed and risk factors for progression identified. Ultrasonic devices, hand instrumentation and even laser disinfection is sometimes used.
It is proven that shorten maintenance intervals at the periodontist office is the best way for patient to continue to maintain their periodontal health
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