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Who Needs Periodontal Maintenance Treatment?

If you have undergone osseous surgery or scaling and root planing for the treatment of periodontal disease, Dr. Patrick Cieplak may recommend a periodontal maintenance program to reduce the risk of re-infection. Even though we may have successfully cleared the gums of an infection during your initial treatment, we want to see you regularly for periodontal cleaning visits. These visits involve thorough cleaning of the teeth above and below the gum line to reduce the risk of disease progression and allow us to monitor the results of your gum disease treatment. Because there is no cure for periodontal disease, it is important that you keep regular periodontal maintenance visits to manage your oral health.

Your Periodontal Maintenance Treatment Plan

Treatment plans and recommendations vary significantly by patient. If you have recently undergone osseous surgery or scaling and root planing therapy to treat periodontal disease, we will see you for a follow-up visit and then schedule your first periodontal maintenance appointment based on how well you are healing. Your treatment plan may include the following:

  • Re-treating areas of active infection
  • Prescription strength mouthwash
  • Placement of oral medicaments
  • Regular monitoring of periodontal pockets
  • Homecare hygiene recommendations
  • Follow-up and maintenance visits

What to Expect During a Periodontal Cleaning

We use special tools to clean above and below the gum line without damaging the tooth structure or the gums. Dr. Cieplak may numb the gums to reduce any discomfort during the periodontal cleaning session, but most patients are just fine without anesthesia. We will check for signs of plaque buildup, tartar deposits, and decay, and evaluate the health of the gums. These maintenance appointments are scheduled every few months to keep periodontal disease under control. In most cases, Dr. Cieplak will want to see you once every three to four months for your periodontal cleaning visits.

Dr. Cieplak is one of only 3,000 dentists to receive the Academy of General Dentistry’s Master’s Degree.

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Need to Discuss Your Oral Health Options with Dr. Cieplak?

Learn more about our periodontal maintenance treatment plans by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Patrick Cieplak today. Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.

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