Periodontal Maintenance, or a Periodontal Cleaning, are continued periodontal therapy. Periodontal (Gum) Disease is a chronic problem, much like diabetes, and must be controlled through regular periodontal cleanings (even though you may have had periodontal surgery or non-surgical treatment). The schedule will vary from case to case, but typically periodontal cleanings are required on a more frequent basis than the six month interval often recommended for patients with healthy gums. The interval between cleanings that’s right for you will be determined by Dr. Froum following your initial periodontal treatments.
Dr. Froum and his staff will review homecare procedures designed to prevent (and help treat) periodontal disease. A customized method of homecare is taught to each patient based on their needs and skills. Do I need an electric toothbrush, special toothpaste or mouthwash, interdental aids, etc? These are questions that will be answered and each homecare device from your toothbrush, to floss, to water pick will be reviewed and their proper use advised or discouraged depending on your special gum problem.
Before & After images coming soon.