What Is Periodontal Maintenance?


It’s important if you have been diagnosed to have a periodontal maintenance cleaning done to understand what that means. At Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we believe strongly in educating our patients.

Patients who have great home care, no bone loss, do not have bleeding during the evaluation and healthy gums are seen in the dental setting every 6 months. Patients who do not display this standard of health have gone through a deep cleaning at some point. After the deep cleaning these patients are placed on a more frequent cleaning schedule either every 3 or 4 months.

During your perio maintenance visit here is what the hygienist will be doing:

• removal of tartar both below and above the gum line
• evaluating the health of your gums
• removal of plaque and disruption of the bacteria that causes gum disease

To help prevent the progression of periodontal disease it is vital that you keep all of your routine dental visits. While periodontal disease can not be reversed it can be maintained. If you have questions about the difference between a periodontal maintenance cleaning and regular prophy, please ask your hygienist at your next visit. At Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we want all of our patients to be educated on their recommended treatment. Call 704.544.8860 today to schedule your visit.