Benefits of Periodontal Maintenance Treatment in Dallas, TX
Beyond Dental & Implant Center offers periodontal maintenance treatments to restore your gums and smile. Contact us for more information or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240.
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Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is practically unnoticeable when it first starts. The earliest symptoms are often thought to be the result of brushing or flossing too aggressively. As a result, the disease goes untreated and begins to progress. Eventually, swollen gums start to pull away from your teeth, creating pockets. Bacteria fall into these pockets and begin attacking your periodontal ligaments and your jawbone in addition to your gums. The longer you go without treatment, the worse the gum disease becomes. It can ultimately lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Treating gum disease is essential for stopping the progression of gum disease and restoring your oral health. At Beyond Dental & Implant Center, we can help to further your healing with periodontal maintenance.
Scaling and root planing is a common treatments for gum disease. This treatment is a deep cleaning of all of your tooth surfaces, both those above the gumline as well as the root surfaces. Scaling is the process of cleaning the visible surfaces of your teeth, with special attention given to, and just below, the gum line. We are able to remove all buildup, including tartar, which cannot be removed with brushing. Root planing is the cleaning of the surfaces of your tooth roots. With specialized tools, we smooth the roots, which prevents the likelihood of new bacterial growth. With your teeth cleaned, irritation is alleviated and your gums are able to begin healing and reattaching to your teeth.
In many cases, a single treatment is all that is needed. After your scaling and root planning, a follow-up is scheduled for 6 to 8 weeks later. However, if your gums do not show adequate improvement, you may then be recommended for periodontal maintenance. Periodontal maintenance is a series of regularly scheduled appointments during which we examine and clean your teeth. During these visits, we assess buildup on your teeth, measure periodontal pockets, and look over the condition of your gums. X-rays may also be taken. After we examine your mouth, we then clean your teeth of any buildup that may be present.
The frequency of your periodontal visits varies based on your specific situation. Some patients only require visits every 6 months. Other patients, however, may require visits as frequently as every 2 months. We will help to determine the best schedule for you that will provide you with the best results.
There are many benefits to periodontal maintenance. These benefits include:
• Effective cleaning of your teeth. During your visits, we are able to eliminate all buildup from your teeth, including the most stubborn tartar. This helps to alleviate irritation and inflammation of sensitive gum tissues.
• Slowing, and stopping the progression of gum disease, preventing the development of serious oral health consequences including gum recession and tooth loss.
• Allowing your gums to heal. With periodontal maintenance, your gums are able to begin reattaching to your teeth, restoring your healthy gumline as well as the appearance of your smile.
If an initial treatment for gum disease does not yield the desired results, periodontal maintenance can help to further your healing. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Beyond Dental and Implant Center today. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!
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