Stop the Progression of Periodontal Disease
Unlike standard dental cleanings, periodontal maintenance includes a more thorough cleaning. Regular periodontal maintenance controls the growth of bacteria on your teeth and gums, aiding in prevention and progression of gum disease.
Stage 1 – Periodontal Maintenance cleans above your gum line.
Standard dental cleanings aim to remove plaque off the surface of the teeth. Periodontal maintenance, however, requires an in depth cleaning of the area above the gums as well. Cleanings above the gum line are known as supragingival cleanings.
Stage 2 – Periodontal Maintenance reaches beneath your gum line.
This vital maintenance step is called subgingival cleaning. The procedure removes damaging bacteria from your deeper gum pockets under your gum line. Ensuring there is no plaque above and below your gum line requires a more thorough cleaning that a standard dental cleaning does not provide. Therefore, it is important to receive regular periodontal maintenance from a skilled and experienced periodontist.
Stage 3 – Periodontal Maintenance targets your tooth root.
Root planing by your Boca Raton periodontist eliminates harmful bacteria from your tooth roots. This procedure is vital for stopping the dangerous progression of bacteria growth around your tooth roots and gum tissue.