Periodontal Health Maintenance

periodontal health maintenancePeriodontal maintenance is one of the most important components of gum disease management. Regular professional care helps you keep what gains you have made from treatment and allows us to monitor you for changes and recurrence of the disease. We have advanced technology for cleaning teeth and implants and for monitoring your status.

Periodontal Care in Montgomery, AL

At the office of Dr. Steve Davis, we're proud to provide expert periodontal care to patients throughout the greater Montgomery, AL area. Our mission is to help our patients achieve comprehensive oral health and a picture-perfect smile, and we offer a variety of periodontal treatments to meet patient needs. Our practice focuses on preventive and interventional care, which means after Dr. Davis has repaired any resulting damage from gum disease we ask you to return to our gum dentist's office for regular periodontal maintenance.

Why Do I Need Periodontal Maintenance?

During normal teeth cleaning procedures, also called prophylaxis, your Montgomery dentist will use specialized instruments to remove plaque and bacteria from the exposed surface of the teeth. For many patients, this is sufficient to keep the teeth healthy and prevent gum disease. But sometimes, we have to do a little more.

In patients who have had gum disease previously or exhibit symptoms of gum disease like pockets around the teeth, inflamed gums, or other issues, we need to use a more intensive cleaning procedure called scaling and root planning. This procedure is similar to regular teeth cleanings, but the cleaning process extends to the roots of the teeth: using specialized instruments, your dental hygienist will clean bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the tooth roots, also smoothing out any rough spots if necessary. This technique helps prevent the progression of periodontal disease, protecting both your teeth and gums from problems.

Without periodontal maintenance, teeth cleaning only affects the upper parts of the teeth - and if you have bacteria growing on the tooth roots, that won't cut it. Periodontal maintenance is a helpful preventive procedure that stops the progression of periodontal disease, protecting your gums and your smile. Our office is proud to provide periodontal maintenance to patients all over the Montgomery area.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Montgomery Gum Doctor

If you're worried you may be developing periodontal disease or just have a few questions about periodontal maintenance, our team is always happy to speak with you. Give us a call at 334-271-6333 - we'll help you understand more about this procedure, answer any questions you may have, and help you schedule an appointment if you'd like a consultation. We're excited to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!