Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

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At Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston your oral health is our top priority. Dr. Daniel Sabra, our periodontics specialist, provides comprehensive periodontal care, and one essential aspect of our services is periodontal maintenance.

We offer personalized solutions to monitor and control gum disease, preventing further complications and supporting your journey to optimal oral health. Ready to take the first step?

Call us today to schedule your periodontal maintenance appointment.

Who Needs Supportive Periodontal Care ?

If you have undergone periodontal treatment or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, periodontal maintenance is essential for you. Gum disease, caused by bacterial plaque, requires consistent monitoring to prevent further complications, including bone and tooth loss. At Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston, we understand the unique needs of our patients and tailor maintenance plans to ensure lasting oral health.

Why is Periodontal Maintenance Important ?

After the completion of the active phase of periodontal treatment, it's vital to transition into a personalized maintenance program to monitor and control periodontal disease effectively. Periodontal maintenance is an ongoing therapy designed to prevent the progression of gum disease and maintain the health of the supporting bone and gum tissues around your teeth.

What to Expect During Your Maintenance Visit

During a periodontal maintenance appointment, you can expect a thorough evaluation and cleaning of your teeth and gums, specifically focused on preventing the recurrence of gum disease. Here's a breakdown of what you can typically expect:

Comprehensive Cleaning

A hygienist will meticulously remove plaque and calculus (tartar) buildup from both above and below the gum line. This includes using specialized tools to reach deep into periodontal pockets and target areas prone to reinfection.

In some cases, scaling and root planing may be necessary. This procedure involves removing plaque and calculus from the root surfaces of your teeth to smooth them and promote healthy gum attachment.

Your teeth will be polished to remove any remaining surface stains and promote a smooth, clean feeling.

Pocket Depth Evaluation

Our periodontist will carefully measure the depth of the pockets around your teeth using a periodontal probe. This helps monitor for any changes in pocket depth, which can indicate gum disease progression.

Healthy gums typically have pocket depths of 3 mm or less. Deeper pockets may signify gum disease and require more intensive treatment.

Personalized Recommendations

Based on your individual needs and the findings of the examination, your dentist may recommend:

Additional procedures: This could include localized antibiotic therapy, laser treatment, or other interventions to address specific concerns.

Home care adjustments: Your dentist may recommend modifying your brushing and flossing techniques or suggest specific oral hygiene products to optimize your home care routine.

Changes in your diet: Dietary recommendations may be provided to promote gum health and support overall oral well-being.

Frequency of Maintenance Visits

The interval between your supportive periodontal therapy visits depends on various factors, including the type of periodontal disease, the treatment received, your response to treatment, plaque growth rate, personal commitment to oral care, and overall health.

Dr. Sabra will work with you to determine the most effective schedule for your periodontal maintenance, ensuring proactive oral health management.

Collaboration Between Your Dentist and Dr. Sabra

At Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston, we believe in a collaborative approach to provide the best care for our patients. Dr. Sabra and your general dentist work as a team to formulate and execute the most effective maintenance plan tailored to your needs. While Dr. Sabra oversees periodontal care, your general dentist is crucial for overall dental health, including addressing issues like decay and other dental treatments.

Commitment to Your Oral Health

Choosing periodontal maintenance at Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston is a commitment to better oral and overall health. Our dedicated team ensures you receive the highest standard of care, allowing you to chew with comfort, speak and smile confidently, and minimize future dental costs. Your commitment to maintenance therapy aligns with our commitment to providing exceptional periodontal care.

Schedule Your Periodontal Maintenance at Boston Periodontics & Dental Implants

Your comfort and health are our utmost priorities. Schedule an appointment with Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston today to discuss your periodontal maintenance options. Whether you have questions or are ready to prioritize your oral health, our team is here to guide you. Call us now and take the first step towards maintaining a healthy, confident smile.


Meet the Doctor:
Daniel Sabra


Highly skilled periodontist, Dr. Sabra has performed more than 1,000 procedures for Boston area residents from same day dental implants to periodontal regeneration. Learn more about Dr. Sabra by visiting his bio.


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