Periodontal Maintenance in Wellesley, MA
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What Is Periodontal Maintenance?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition where plaque and tartar buildup lead to gum irritation and create issues within the gums and teeth. This is a serious issue that could not only lead to tooth loss but can impact your overall general health if left untreated. After treating gum disease, our Wellesley, MA dental doctors suggest periodontal maintenance. Similar to a dental routine cleaning, this treatment at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group is performed every four months or so to help fight off gum disease and maintain proper oral health. For more information about how to properly treat your mouth after periodontal disease, contact our Wellesley, MA office to learn more about periodontal maintenance.
Who Should Get Periodontal Maintenance Treatments?
If you have recently undergone treatment for gum disease, you may be a candidate for periodontal maintenance. After receiving scaling and root planing, laser gum treatment, osseous surgery, or something else, we will typically suggest our patients continue to visit our Wellesley, MA office for periodontal maintenance so we can track and manage the health of their gums. During a consultation, we can decide together if this prescribed treatment option is right for you.
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How Is Periodontal Maintenance Performed?
During your periodontal maintenance appointments at our Wellesley, MA office, we will remove tartar and plaque that have developed between appointments. This process is similar to that of a regular teeth cleaning. From there, we'll thoroughly clean the periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums and treat any areas of infection. We will continue to monitor the depth of your periodontal pockets to make sure your gums are stable.
Because the bacteria leading to gum disease grows quickly, we suggest having these appointments every 3 – 4 months, so we keep a close eye on your dental health.
What Can I Expect After Periodontal Treatments?
The best way you can maintain your oral health is with a good at-home dental routine. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily. We will provide you with ways to best brush and floss and provide other key ideas on how to maintain oral health, such as not smoking and more.
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Is Periodontal Maintenance Covered Under Insurance?
It's possible that periodontal maintenance treatments may be covered by your insurance company. Because these treatments are prescription-based, many insurers will cover a portion of the treatment. Someone from our office will contact your insurance company to better understand your benefits. From there, we can calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, we want to make getting necessary oral treatment easier and more convenient, which is why we accept a variety of payment options, including low-interest medical financing.
Maintain Your Periodontal Health
After gum disease, regular periodontal maintenance can help keep symptoms, such as swollen gums, irritation, and loose teeth, at bay. It's vital to treat gum disease as soon as possible and maintain your oral health, as it can impact your general health and wellness. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, we are proud to provide periodontal treatments, including periodontal maintenance to help maintain your health. For more information, contact our Wellesley, MA office to take charge of your oral health.