Why can't I have a regular dental cleaning? What is periodontal maintenance?
At Dr. Rosenbaum and Associates, we treat each patient based on their individual needs. When you come to our office, we will evaluate your current health and create a treatment plan to improve your oral health.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can affect your overall health when not addressed. An infection that causes inflammation, researchers have associated gum disease with heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses. Advanced periodontal disease requires specialized dental cleanings and sometimes medication to control the infection. Once you have had periodontal disease, you are more susceptible to it in the future.
The best way to keep gum disease under control is with periodic dental cleanings and exams. Periodontal maintenance appointments are specially designed to maintain the health of our patients who have had periodontal disease in the past. These appointments focus on preventing infection and periodontal pocketing by targeting not only the health of your teeth, but also your gums.
Our hygienists are gentle and will work with you toward good oral health. Having excellent oral health contributes to your overall health and wellness. The frequency of your hygiene appointments will depend on your needs and the recommendation of our dentists. We will go over our findings with you so that you completely understand why we recommend your specific preventive care.