If you have periodontal disease that has resulted in bone loss, gum “pockets” deeper than 4 millimeters, bleeding gums, exposed root surfaces, or if you have had periodontal surgery or root planing to treat periodontal disease, then periodontal maintenance scaling is needed to maintain gum and bone health. This procedure includes removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, all the way down the length of each tooth to where the root, gum, and bone meet. Rough areas of the roots are smoothed if needed, pocket depths are carefully monitored, and inflamed pockets may be irrigated with antibacterial medicine if necessary.
Periodontal maintenance is usually performed 3 to 4 times a year, depending on several factors: how quickly the plaque and tartar accumulate, how much bleeding or inflammation is present, how stable the present condition is, how well you are able to maintain your teeth at home on a daily basis, and any health risk factors you may have.
Our Gardena Dental Group team is full of friendly faces that are here to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit. We have been providing quality dental care for the Gardena and surrounding areas for over 35 years, so you can trust us to care for your family’s oral health.
We invite you to contact Gardena Dental Group today to learn more about us and to schedule a convenient appointment.