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Periodontal Maintenance


Team member holding model of teeth and gums, explaining periodontal maintenance to patient at Poleski Family DentistryPeople suffering from periodontal diseases need to undergo special treatment in order to make their gums and teeth healthy again. The process is time consuming and you may need to visit a dental clinic a couple of times before your disease is completely treated. After periodontal disease is treated, one of the most important things you should remember is that you need to go in for periodontal maintenance on a regular basis. These maintenance sessions should ideally be conducted every three months to ensure the infection does not set in again. If you want to know more about periodontal diseases and the maintenance after the treatment, you should visit us at Poleski Family Dentistry to see how we can help keep you healthy, maintain oral hygiene, and help you keep strong teeth and gums.

Understanding Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease is an infection that targets the soft tissue which lies under the bone structure supporting your teeth. This condition sets in very gradually which means it takes a long time to realize you actually have a gum disease. Once infection sets in, it begins to loosen your teeth and cause severe bacterial infections around the gums. It is important for you to maintain high levels of oral hygiene if you want to avoid periodontal disease completely. However, in rare cases the disease also affects people who brush their teeth twice a day and constantly floss.

It is highly recommended to try and avoid periodontal disease instead of treating it because the treatment is a long road which will require you to constantly visit professionals to ensure it is treated right from the root. If you want to make sure that you do not have periodontal disease, then the smartest thing to do is to get regular dental checkups with our dental professionals.

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The Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease can take a while to start showing symptoms, but once the symptoms start to show, they rapidly spread and it takes a long time for you to get rid of the disease once the infection has set in. Symptoms of periodontal infections include bleeding gums, sensitive gums, dark red or brown gums and gaps between the teeth and gums. The symptoms, however, indicate that the diseases spread quite far and it will take a long time to be treated effectively. Once it is treated it is important to constantly get it checked out to make sure that the disease does not come back and spread to such an extent where treatment becomes difficult.

Regular checking for infection every three months ensures that it does not spread rapidly and even if there is a recurrence of plaque and tartar build-up it can be taken out almost immediately.

If you would like to know more about how periodontal maintenance can help keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong, then you can give us a call at 412 813-3131 to understand how we can assist you better. You can also visit Poleski Family Dentistry to talk to our professionals who can guide you with better dental hygiene and dental care to prevent these diseases from setting in in the first place.
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