Periodontal Therapy In Burlington

Preventative Periodontal Therapy (Gum Disease) Treatment

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal disease is a chronic (long-lasting) problem. It can return if you don’t get regular follow-up care. You also must pay careful attention to oral hygiene at home.

 

Maintenance usually includes visits with your dentist and hygienist. They may occur two to four times a year. How often you go will depend on several factors:

A typical maintenance visit may include:

A periodontal examination

If your teeth are very sensitive, you may need a dental anesthetic before cleanings. The anesthetic may be applied to the area or injected.

If your periodontal disease continues to return, your dentist or periodontist may suggest changes in treatment. The main aim of follow-up care is to reduce the chance that the disease will come back.

Also, if your disease does return, it is likely to be less severe if you have received regular care. It may be in a smaller area and more easily treated than in people who skip most maintenance visits.