Periodontal maintenance is the management of gum tissue and bone after disease has been treated. Periodontal Disease happens when an untreated infection takes over and begins to "eat away" the bone around the teeth. As the disease progresses, bone and gum tissue are lost which could lead to permanent loss of teeth. Initial treatment of periodontal disease requires a deep cleaning affected areas. After the conditions are stabilized, a regular periodontal cleaning routine is established called periodontal maintenance.
What are some common symptoms of Gum Disease?
Gingivitis (red or inflamed gums)
Loose gum tissue around teeth