After Dr. Thomas Ouellette treats gum disease, we can make sure your mouth continues to stay healthy with periodontal maintenance. You can think of this service as a series of follow-up appointments where we make sure the gum disease has not returned and we thoroughly clean your mouth to prevent it from developing again. Please call our dentist and team at 303-296-1402 if you need to receive periodontal maintenance in Denver, Colorado.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. When left untreated, this bacteria infects and inflames the gum, leading to a number of symptoms, including:
- Tender, red or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
- Bone loss
Our experienced dentist and team offer several treatments to help manage gum disease and improve your oral health, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
After completing your initial treatment plan, we will work with you to prevent the disease from returning to your mouth. Our team will schedule a series of regular visits with you, during which our dentist will provide you with periodontal maintenance.
Most periodontal maintenance visits are scheduled every three months, as the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth begin to flourish within a period of three to 12 weeks if not eliminated. Your maintenance appointment involves a thorough dental cleaning, both above and below the gumline, to remove these bacteria as well as the plaque and tartar in your mouth. By removing this biofilm, we can prevent the periodontal bacteria in your mouth from flourishing and help keep your gum disease under control.
Please contact our team today if you have any questions about periodontal maintenance or would like to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.