Contact Us About Periodontal Maintenance

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Periodontal Maintenance Gardena, CA

At Gardena Dental Group, we are committed to your oral health. While we recommend that most patients visit us at least once every six months, more frequent cleanings may be necessary based on individual situations. Our dentists will recommend that you visit our office every three months if you suffer from the gum disease known as periodontitis. Unfortunately, this chronic disease cannot be cured—but it can be controlled with regular periodontal maintenance.

What is Periodontal Maintenance?

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.

How Is Periodontitis Controlled?

While it is not possible to completely remove the bacteria that builds up in your mouth, periodontal maintenance can prevent it from becoming a serious problem. Generally, it takes three months for the bacteria to begin to spread rapidly, necessitating more frequent cleanings. Periodontal maintenance is extremely important because patients who do not have thorough, frequent cleanings tend to lose at least twice as many teeth over the course of their life. Thorough oral hygiene habits are also necessary for controlling periodontitis. Our team will gladly teach you how to care for your smile if you are diagnosed with periodontitis.

Dr. Sanaz Yousefi
D.D.S.

Dr. Armen Mergerdichian
D.D.S.

Dr. Arvin Tounian
DDS

Dr. Pedrum Barr
DDS, MDS

Family Dental Care You Can Trust

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.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

5/5
Honestly it was a fantastic experience they are so nice! Specially Dr.Tatiana she was awesome I recommend next time you go ask for her she made me feel welcomed comfortable and answered all my question’s I had!

Kendrick M.

5/5
I really want to share my wonderful experience with this dental office because it was fabulous from start to finish and quite unexpected to be honest. This was my first time coming to this office and I was a bit nervous because I have had not so good experiences with dental offices persuading me that I needed dental procedures that I didn’t need and this is not what happened here. Upon arrival I was greeted by a very polite young lady that showed me the paperwork that needed completing. It was about 2-3 minutes and I was whisked into the X-ray/exam room. The lady taking my X-rays was super gentle and Dr. T was extremely knowledgeable about what to expect and the procedure I needed moving forward. I do not currently have dental insurance, but Leslie, which happens to have the same name as me, is absolutely amazing and very professional. She was the highlight of my visit for sure. Unlike other dental offices, she truly cares and she sees me, not the dollar signs. I appreciated that the most. Leslie worked the numbers to where she could give me a discount rate and worked out an affordable payment plan. I am over 60 and have had a lot of dental work done in the past by different dentist and this was a much different experience I love this place so very much and thank you to ALL of the staff for making me feel so special. You are all awesome!

Cirque Du Soleil Chef D.

5/5
I usually do not write reviews whether they’re positive or negative but I am making an exception this time. I went to Gardena Dental Group for x rays and a cleaning. I was treated so great by the hygienist Kaily. She was so kind and very patient with all my questions. I loved how she answered my questions with details. When it came to the cleaning she gave me tips in how to floss and brush my teeth, she was very gentle too. She was literally amazing, I have never had such a great experience with a hygienist.

After my teeth cleaning was done, it was time to pay and Jessica helped me with that she was also very kind and made sure I had a great experience.

Estefani M.

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