Prioritize Your Health with Periodontal Maintenance – Preserving your beautiful smile isn’t the only reason to seek gum disease treatment and preventive care. Your mouth reflects your overall health, and untreated gum disease can lead to systemic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. At Rejuvenation Dentistry®, led by esteemed biological dentist Dr. Gerry Curatola, our team emphasizes the importance of periodontal maintenance for overall wellness and preventing re-infection.
These deep cleaning visits, scheduled every three to four months, target areas below the gum line, ensuring a fresh and healthy mouth. We also monitor for changes that may indicate a recurrence, making your health our top priority.
Stop chronic inflammation
The bacteria that cause periodontal disease are always present in your mouth. Chronic infection and inflammation begins when the bacterial population is not managed or cleared away on a regular basis through brushing and flossing. Gum disease treatments initially remove problematic bacteria overgrowth and infected tissue, but new bacteria will grow. Continual maintenance is critical to your oral health or this silent infection will lead to systemic conditions.
If we see any cause for concern during your checkups, preventative gum disease treatments, such as scaling and root planing, can be scheduled. Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical procedure that removes harmful bacteria from the periodontal pockets and tooth roots while also encouraging the reattachment of gum tissue to the tooth surface.