Maintaining Health after Gum Disease Treatment
If you have had treatment for gum disease, periodontal maintenance is an important next step in the treatment process. Gum disease is a chronic infection that can return without proper monitoring of your teeth and gums. Periodontal maintenance is how we ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy after gum disease treatment is complete. Much like routine hygiene appointments for patients without gum disease, periodontal maintenance is a routine deep cleaning for patients who have undergone gum disease treatment.
We invest in dental technology that creates safer and more comfortable treatment for our patients. For this reason, we provide laser assisted periodontal maintenance in Vicksburg, MS, for patients who have completed gum disease treatment.
Laser Assisted Scaling and Root Planing
Periodontal maintenance includes scaling and root planing to remove all traces of plaque and tartar that have built up since your last appointment. Scaling removes the buildup from the surface of the teeth. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to create a healthy environment for the gums to reattach. We incorporate laser dentistry into periodontal maintenance as a minimally invasive way to remove bacteria and diseased tissue. Dental lasers also clean and seal the periodontal pockets around the teeth to discourage bacterial invasion and assist in reattachment of the healthy gum tissue. Laser assisted periodontal maintenance is commonly completed every 3-4 months, or as we find necessary based on your oral health condition.About Gum Disease Laser Treatment
The Benefits of Periodontal Maintenance
Periodontal maintenance in Vicksburg, MS, can successfully keep gum disease from progressing further and help maintain healthy teeth and gums long-term. Utilizing dental lasers in our treatment benefit our patients in many ways, especially in regards to comfort and healing.
- Minimally invasive removal of bacteria
- Encourages gum tissue to heal and reattach
- No harm to healthy bone and gum tissue
- Removal of all plaque and tartar buildup
- Helps prevent the return of gum disease