Periodontal maintenance at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants includes dental treatments that combat periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. There are several things you can do at home between dental visits to minimize gum disease-causing bacteria. Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants helps you maintain the health of your gum tissues, jawbone, and teeth.
The main benefit you can expect when choosing periodontal maintenance is a lower risk of severe forms of gum disease. Such treatments reduce mouth bacteria in the early stages of gum disease to prevent more significant problems.
Periodontal maintenance can:
Periodontal maintenance is usually noninvasive with no significant downtime. It can dramatically reduce your chance of developing severe forms of gum disease.
To find out which periodontal maintenance treatments are best for you, a Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants provider examines your teeth, mouth, and gums and asks about your symptoms. They review your oral health history and the results of your dental X-rays before customizing your treatment.
Some of the periodontal maintenance treatments available at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants include:
Scaling and root planing are professional dental procedures that get rid of troublesome plaque and tartar in difficult-to-reach areas of your mouth, including beneath your gumline. Your Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants specialist may use specialized dental instruments, ultrasonic devices, or laser technology to remove bacteria and smooth tooth root surfaces.
Oral or topical antibiotics help reduce bacteria related to periodontal disease to prevent further problems.
It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions at home between dental visits. Brush your teeth after meals, use antibacterial mouthwash if asked to, and floss daily. Don’t forgo professional dental cleanings and exams.
Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants offers numerous procedures to restore gum tissue, jawbone, or missing permanent teeth.
Examples of such procedures include dental implants, pocket reduction surgery, bone grafting, gum grafting, and guided tissue regeneration. The pinhole surgical technique (PST™) uses tiny pins to restore gum tissues, and the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®) removes diseased tissues and stimulates new cell generation.
To learn more about periodontal maintenance at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants, call the office or request an appointment online today.