Periodontal Maintenance

Maintaining Gum Health with Periodontal Disease Treatment in Stuart, FL

periodontal_maintenance_stuart_flMore than half of the population is suffering from the symptoms and gum pain associated with gum disease. Gum disease, once present, is never cured as the bacteria that cause the infection will continue to accumulate and need to be cleared away in a continuous cycle. Gum disease must be treated and then controlled. To maintain the health of their teeth and gums, patients schedule periodontal disease treatment in Stuart, FL with . Periodontal maintenance differs from regular cleanings in the following ways:

  • Shorter duration in between appointments
  • Deeper, more comprehensive cleanings
  • Maintenance of gum tissue and management of bacteria

Regular Periodontal Disease Treatment in Stuart, FL

While regular cleanings are generally performed at six month intervals, periodontal cleanings are scheduled more frequently. The time between visits is based upon each individual patient’s condition, considering factors such as the rate at which plaque grows on your teeth, method of treatment, and response to treatment.

Periodontal cleanings are more extensive than regular dental cleanings. Your teeth are cleaned both above and below the gum line to remove bacteria and calculus. Your mouth will be evaluated for changes in bite, gum tissue health, and periodontal pocket depths. It is essential that you inform us of any changes in your health, new medications, and any existing gum pain or symptoms at each visit.

Why Must I Continue Periodontal Maintenance?

The plaque that builds up on the teeth, and harbors bacteria, can harden into calculus. Calculus cannot be removed with a toothbrush and floss. It can only be removed by a dental professional. In addition, the bacteria that cause gum disease must be managed. Once you have been diagnosed and treated for gum disease, it is important to schedule regular appointments to have periodontal maintenance cleanings and allow Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler to monitor any areas that have the potential to relapse. This early detection and treatment protocol can help prevent damage to your teeth and further gum pain.

Periodontal maintenance is a key factor in controlling and managing the bacteria that cause gum disease. Call Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler today in Stuart, FL to schedule your periodontal examination and maintenance appointment.

Maintain Your Periodontal Health

Periodontal maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent the progression of periodontal (gum) disease in the gum tissue and bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal maintenance is usually necessary for patients who have been diagnosed with and treated for periodontal disease.

The Stages of Gum Disease

Periodontal Maintenance Keeps Your Gums Healthy and Prevents Long-Term Damage

Schedule Your Periodontal Maintenance Consultation Today!

We at the Stuart Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants, welcome you to our practice. We are proud to serve the periodontal needs of people from Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Indian River, Vero Beach, Palm City, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, West Palm, Gardens, Palm Beach, and Jupiter, FL. Dr. Nick DeTure and Dr. Robert Follweiler are your Stuart periodontists, specializing in the treatment of gum disease. The Stuart Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants is a “state of the art” practice using the latest digital radiology, micro-surgery techniques and alternative treatments that are available. We pride ourselves in providing excellent, innovative and comprehensive care with compassion and understanding.


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