Periodontal maintenance is necessary for long term oral and periodontal health. This 3-4 month recall therapy is an ongoing hygiene program designed to prevent recurrence of periodontal disease in the gum tissue and bone. Periodontal maintenance is necessary for patients who are very susceptible to periodontal disease and especially for the more advanced cases that have been comprehensively treated. Maintenance visits to Jason J. Augustine D.D.S., M.S., P.C. will help prevent additional dental and periodontal problems in the future.
During a maintenance appointment, you will be seen by one of our highly trained Hygienists for a cleaning and examination and troubleshooting for any recurrent disease. Gum disease is not curable but can be very well managed with excellent effort and commitment by the patient, and professional co-management with Dr. Augustine and staff.
Dr. Augustine will periodically check your mouth to ensure that the disease is in check and that there are not additional periodontal problems requiring additional care. Dr. Augustine will recommend how often you should have a periodontal maintenance visit. The frequency will be determined by the type or stage of periodontal disease you have, the type of periodontal treatments you have had in the past, how you’ve responded to those treatments, and how quickly you develop plaque.
The most important factor, however, is how dedicated you are
Periodontal Procedure Education Videos
Periodontal Maintenance Therapy
This video shows you how periodontal maintenance therapy is crucial to prevent periodontal disease from worsening or causing additional complications for your oral and systemic health.
Prophy vs Periodontal Maintenance
This video shows you the differences between periodontal maintenance therapy and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.
This video shows you the symptoms and health consequences of untreated gum infection.
Plaque and Calculus
This video shows you how plaque and calculus adhere to teeth and cause gum disease.
Gingival Probing and Pocket Depth
This video shows you how a periodontal probe is used to evaluate the health of your gums and help detect signs of gum disease.
Proper Toothbrushing Technique
This video shows you how to properly brush your teeth to remove plaque and food particles and promote a healthy mouth and smile.
Manual versus Electric Toothbrush
This video shows you the differences between a manual and an electric toothbrush for removing plaque and preventing tooth decay.
Home Maintenance for Oral Appliances
Taking care of your nightguard or oral appliance is important. This video demonstrates how to properly clean your oral appliance, so it doesn’t become damaged or dirty.