Periodontal maintenance

Specialty of Odonthology

What is periodontal maintenance?

Periodontal maintenance is the period after periodontal surgery due to periodontitis or pyorrhea. This stage of the treatment of the disease is important, among other things, to prevent the fall of the teeth or to keep as many of them. Periodontal maintenance consists of periodic visits to the dentist (about three times a year) to have a total disinfection of the mouth with the aim of eliminating plaque or tartar starts, since the bacteria that have caused periodontitis can cause new damages in the gums.

How is periodontal maintenance carried out?

At check-ups the dentist examines the condition of the gums and the evolution of the disease. In any case, it will recommend a customized periodontal maintenance plan to each patient.

Periodontal maintenance is essential to prevent oral diseases

Why is it recommended to perform periodontal maintenance?

Specialists in dentistry recommend that patients follow periodontal maintenance to prevent tooth loss. It is a procedure that can be followed by those patients who have suffered a pathology such as periodontitis and pyorrhea as well as those who do not, as it is the removal of plaque or tartar, which is a good method of prevention for possible oral diseases .

What follow-up should the patient do without consultation?

It is also recommended that patients, even if they visit the dentist at least three times a year, follow a series of guidelines in particular so that the treatment is effective and thus avoid the development of pathologies. The essential guideline is to comply with good dental hygiene, that is, brush your teeth after each meal and avoid those foods with a large amount of sugar, as they can damage the teeth.

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