Hygiene Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance is the most conservative and least expensive thing you can do to help protect and ensure the long term stability/health of your teeth and the supporting structures. The importance of routine periodic hygiene visits with the dental professional is especially critical if you are a periodontal patient. Ongoing maintenance therapy is crucial to sustain long-term oral and overall health, and to help us identify any new developments and areas of concern. On average, a periodontal patient will need to be seen at 3-4 month intervals.

With Dr. John Potter’s specially trained hygienists, who have all worked with him for over 15 years, the hygiene maintenance visits typically involve the measuring of the periodontal pocket depths. In addition, we take careful records of any increases in areas that bleed on probing, which is a sign of inflammation. For minimal localized cases, additional treatments of scaling or root planing and localized antibiotics may be possible to treat the patient.

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We are excited to reopen our doors on June 1, 2020! As we have always been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the safest environment, we have even further enhanced these measures with the following:
📝 🌡 Patients will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and no touch temperature check.
# We ask that you please come to your appointment alone, unless you are a minor or need a chaperone.
😷 Our team will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as necessary. We ask that all patients wear their own masks or face coverings
upon arrival.
🧴 & We are taking all hand washing and sanitizing precautions and will provide hand sanitizing stations for patients throughout the office.
💨 We have installed JADE Surgically Clean Air purifiers in all treatment rooms.
👫 Social Distancing, when possible, as we manage our schedule so we do not have many people in the office at one time.
We are incredibly thankful for your understanding as we actively contact all patients to schedule and confirm their appointment dates. Please feel free to call us at (610) 433-2300 with any questions. We miss everyone and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Best,
Dr. John Potter and team