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.