Comprehensive Periodontal Maintenance at Scott A. Young DDS

Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, emphasizes the critical importance of periodontal maintenance in preserving both your oral health and overall wellbeing. Periodontal maintenance procedures are designed to prevent the progression of gum disease and maintain the health of your gums and teeth after undergoing initial periodontal treatment.

Key Components of Periodontal Maintenance:

  • Regular Check-ups and Cleanings: To monitor gum health and remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing might miss.
  • Dental Implants: Maintenance is crucial for the longevity of dental implants, including the health of the gum tissue around them.
  • Scaling & Root Planing: For patients with a history of periodontal disease, periodic deep cleaning procedures may be recommended as part of ongoing maintenance.

Benefits of Periodontal Maintenance:

  • Prevents Gum Disease Recurrence: Regular maintenance is vital in managing periodontal health and preventing the recurrence of gum disease.
  • Supports Overall Oral Health: Maintaining gum health is essential for preserving natural teeth and the success of restorative treatments like dental implants.
  • Improves Oral Hygiene: Professional cleanings complement your at-home oral hygiene routine, ensuring a thorough clean.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Maintenance

Q: How often do I need periodontal maintenance?
A: The frequency of periodontal maintenance visits can vary based on your specific needs but typically occurs every 3-4 months.
Q: What's the difference between periodontal maintenance and a regular dental cleaning?
A: Periodontal maintenance is more thorough than a standard cleaning and is tailored to patients who have undergone treatment for periodontal disease. It often includes deeper cleaning and more detailed monitoring of gum health.
Q: Can periodontal maintenance improve the success of dental implants?
A: Yes, maintaining healthy gums is essential for the success and longevity of dental implants. Periodontal maintenance ensures the implant site remains healthy and free from infection.
Q: Is periodontal maintenance covered by insurance?
A: Coverage can vary depending on your dental insurance plan. Our office staff can help you understand your benefits and any out-of-pocket costs.

Schedule Your Periodontal Maintenance Visit

Maintaining the health of your gums is vital for your overall oral health. Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, to schedule your periodontal maintenance appointment. Our dedicated team is committed to providing the highest level of care to ensure your gums stay healthy and strong. Call us at (704) 541-5900 or visit our website for more information.

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