Periodontal disease is similar to other chronic diseases such as diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt ongoing treatment. This entails periodontal maintenance procedures (PMP) or supportive periodontal therapy. PMP will help in gaining control of the disease and increase your chances of keeping your teeth.
If not cleaned out every 3-months, this periodontal bacteria can grow to a point where bone loss starts to occur again. This is why 3-month periodontal cleanings are very important.
Your Periodontal Maintenance visit will include:
An Update of Your Medical & Dental History.
A Periodontal Examination & Measurement of Your Pockets
An Oral Cancer Screening
Tooth Root Cleaning & Polishing
Oral Hygiene Instructions
Your periodontist and your general dentist work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. Many times periodontal cleanings will be alternated between our office and your general dentist's. During the cleaning at your general dentist’s office, they will concentrate on what is happening with your teeth above the gum line. When you see us, they will concentrate mostly on what is happening below the gums.
On-going PMP treatments in our office and dental visits and cleanings with your dentist will ensure your optimum oral health and highest possible care.
To prevent re-infection and avoid more periodontal treatment, it is quite important that you follow the periodontal maintenance program set out by your periodontist and your general dentist.
Tel: (952) 935-9009 • Fax: (952) 935-1006
3555 Louisiana Avenue South • Saint Louis Park • MN • 55426