While the early stages of periodontal disease (gingivitis) can often be halted or even reversed if diagnosed and treated properly, more severe forms of the disease cannot be completely cured. After you have completed your main course of treatment for gum disease, Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt will set up a schedule of regular visits to our office. During these regular visits, we will provide you with periodontal maintenance to help keep your gum disease under control and prevent it from returning to your mouth or becoming worse.
When you receive periodontal maintenance, you will need to visit our office regularly — usually once every three months, though more frequent visits may be recommended if needed. During these appointments, you will receive a deep dental cleaning to remove plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria. By providing a cleaning every 12 weeks, our dentist and team can prevent disease-causing bacteria from flourishing in your mouth and prevent your condition from worsening.
We strongly encourage you to keep all regular dental appointments and practice good oral hygiene at home. This will help minimize your risk of periodontal disease.
For more information about periodontal maintenance in Hacienda Heights, California, and to make an appointment with our dentist, call Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574.