How Frequently Should You Get Periodontal Maintenance?
People prone to gum disease or gingivitis should schedule periodontal maintenance cleanings more often than those who’ve never had periodontal issues. Gingivitis is a low-level bacterial infection process characterized mainly by mild inflammation of the gums.
Although gingivitis is common, it can progress to severe gum disease very quickly. Periodontal maintenance cleanings can root out and eliminate gingivitis, protecting the sensitive gum tissue from harm.
Seeking regular gum care is also important because it gives your dentist the opportunity to ensure your dental health habits are working the way you expect them to. Catching any problems with the teeth and gums early can prevent serious problems down the road.
Periodontal maintenance cleanings take only a few minutes and cause no discomfort for most patients. They can be combined with regular teeth cleaning and x-rays, so you do not have to worry about making a special appointment just for gum care. That makes it easy and convenient every time.
At All Smiles Dentistry, we believe in making the entire experience comfortable for you. Thanks to our advanced training, we will always be able to offer you the latest techniques and dental technology. Our patients choose us again and again.