Periodontal maintenance therapy in Cape Coral, FL is an open-ended program designed to help control periodontal disease in gum and bone tissue. It is one of the most important aspects of gum disease treatment. Patients who are susceptible to periodontal disease or who have been treated for gum disease require periodontal maintenance. These maintenance visits to the periodontist help to prevent future dental issues by cleaning plaque and tartar off places your toothbrush and floss may have missed.
Why is Periodontal Maintenance Necessary?
The bacteria found in plaque are what cause gum disease. Toxins released by these bacteria attack your healthy mouth. If this plaque is not removed quickly enough it hardens and turns to tartar.
Flossing and brushing help to keep tartar formation at a minimum, but regular maintenance and cleaning is required to remove leftover plaque. During maintenance cleaning visits the hygienist will also inspect for any hidden or developing dental concerns.
How Often Do I need a Periodontal Maintenance Check-up?
Dr. Gregory A. Pette in Cape Coral, FL will advise you on how often they would like to see you for maintenance visits.
The frequency of these visits will be determined by the type and severity of your periodontal disease, as well as what treatments you’ve had already, your response to prior treatments, and the rate at which your body accumulates plaque buildup. The single most important factor is your dedication to meticulous and adequate oral hygiene at home. We will help you at each visit to make sure you are armed with the best possible methods to accomplish adequate oral hygiene. We realize everyone has different levels of manual dexterity and will provide you with a full customized plan so we feel comfortable that we have set you up for success.
Our doctors use the most innovative and up to date technologies to provide our patients with the best possible periodontal care. Modern Dental Cape Coral serve patients located in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs & surrounding areas.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Gregory A. Pette today. Call us at (239) 610-6200
Visiting a Dentist or Periodontist may not have been the first thing on your mind, but having a beautiful and healthy smile to match your other features is important. We are here to guide you in the process to have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. Contact our doctors today in our Cape Coral, FL office to schedule a healthy smile consultation.