Periodontal maintenance is therapy for your gums following a scaling and root planing, which is also known as a deep cleaning. Periodontal means “around the tooth.” As bacteria and plaque collect along the gumline it causes inflammation in the gum tissue, which can cause the bacteria and plaque to go below your gumline and harden into calculus or tartar.
The build-up starts to release bacteria, which destroys the surrounding bone. This leads to periodontitis, inflammation in the tissues that can result in bone loss, more commonly known as gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection that starts in your mouth but can spread throughout the body, putting you more at risk for inflammation in various locations, and can contribute to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and more.
Our Gum Disease Treatment in Cleveland, Ohio
At Beachwood Dental, we treat gum disease from the start! Treatment for gum disease is a service we provide, and at your initial appointment we will complete a full periodontal exam which will determine if gum disease is present.
In the event we find periodontal disease, we would move forward with the proper gum disease treatment, which includes scaling and root planing, a thorough cleaning of infected areas below the gumline.
After the patient undergoes a scaling and root planing procedure from our gum disease dentist, we ask that the patient return for a three-month periodontal maintenance therapy program to help preserve the tissues and the foundation of the teeth.
This allows us to keep on top of gum disease by checking your pockets and cleaning the teeth and below the gums. Patients who undergo some kind of gum disease treatment are usually on a periodontal maintenance program for life. Patients with proper home care and regular visits can keep the infection at bay, and maintain a healthy mouth!
Contact Us for Periodontitis Treatment in Cleveland
To check the health of your gums and get your mouth back in a healthy state, come see Dr. Paul Mikhli at Beachwood Dental. We serve Beachwood and the surrounding Cleveland area and are looking forward to seeing you. Contact us today!