Periodontal Maintenance Keeps Your Gums Healthy and Prevents Long-Term Damage

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Maintain Your Periodontal Health

Periodontal maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent the progression of periodontal (gum) disease in the gum tissue and bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal maintenance is usually necessary for patients who have been diagnosed with and treated for periodontal disease.
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Periodontal Maintenance With Regular Visits to Our Office in Longview, TX

Every patient has a unique oral health history, and that history is taken into consideration when coming up with a periodontal maintenance therapy program. This means that your plan will be specifically designed to address your periodontal disease issues and avoid problems such as tooth loss, bone loss, and other negative outcomes.

Even if you have already been treated for periodontal disease, it is recommended that you come for periodontal maintenance in Longview, TX. That way, we can address any issues before they progress and better manage the oral bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

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Stages of Gum Disease

GINGIVITIS

  • Red, Swollen, Inflamed Gums
  • Bleeding When Brushing or Flossing
  • Chronic Bad Breath

PERIODONTITIS

  • “Pockets” Form Between the Teeth and Gums
  • Gum Recession
  • Gaps Between the Teeth

ADVANCED PERIODONTITIS

  • Connective Tissues Destroyed
  • Shifting or Loose Teeth
  • Tooth and Bone Loss

What Happens During Periodontal Maintenance Visits?

During your periodontal maintenance visits to Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Smith, you can expect to:

Discuss any oral health concerns you have, such as gum recession, bleeding or swollen gums, halitosis, and the like
Have a thorough examination and cleaning
Be advised as to any therapies or treatments that are suggested based on what is happening in your mouth

How Often Are Periodontal Maintenance Visits Scheduled?

Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Smith will work with you to determine how often you should come to our office for a visit. There is no cure for periodontal disease; however, through continued periodontal maintenance appointments and proper home care, you can achieve and maintain optimal oral health in Longview, TX. Contact us today to schedule your periodontal maintenance appointment.

 As a new patient to our practice, we like to start by getting to know you better.

This begins with a thorough exam that introduces the patients to what a healthy mouth consists of. You should expect an experience unlike most other dental visits; informative and health-centered. Whether you require dental implants, LANAP® Laser Treatment, or any other procedure that we offer, we look forward to providing you with the exceptional oral care that you are looking for. If you have questions, please contact us. You can also send an appointment request through our convenient online form.

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