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Periodontal Maintenance Therapy​ to Restore Your Gum Health

Combat gum disease with periodontal maintenance therapy in Frisco TX.

Our goal for periodontal maintenance therapy is to make sure to remove any gum disease so that your oral health can thrive.

woman smiling in dentist chair holding a mirror
woman smiling in dentist chair holding a mirror

Prevent Tooth and Bone Loss

Periodontal maintenance therapy is specialized care to prevent the return of periodontal disease. Patients diagnosed with periodontal disease in Frisco, TX will begin with a scaling and root planing procedure to remove harmful toxins. The harmful bacteria that cause gum disease may return within three to four months after initial treatment. Accordingly, patients will need periodontal maintenance therapy cleanings every three to four months.

The removal of tartar and plaque below the gums is essential to preventing periodontal disease. If not, the plaque turns into hard calculus buildup, which releases harmful toxins. The harmful bacteria will expand under the gums.

Once calculus grows under the gums, patients may experience symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling of gum tissue. As a result, periodontal maintenance is necessary to keep the gums and bone healthy and free of periodontitis. Otherwise, patients may experience bone loss, which can lead to tooth loss.

Stages Of Periodontal Disease

Understanding the progression of periodontal disease is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. From the early signs of gingivitis to the more severe stages of bone loss and advanced periodontitis, this comprehensive guide will empower you to take control of your oral health. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for each stage as we delve into the intricacies of periodontal disease. Get ready to embark on a path towards healthier gums and a brighter smile.

  • How Gingivitis Can Progress to Periodontitis

    Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. Essentially, gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. Often, patients will notice irritation and redness of the gingiva, the gum tissue around the base of the teeth. The tooth connects to your gums below the top surface of your gums that you see.

    Food and other particles can get trapped between your tooth and the gum tissue. Good oral hygiene that includes proper brushing and flossing can reduce your risk of infection of the gums. Consistent, comprehensive dental exams from our dentist in Frisco, TX,  Dr. Chirag Patel can reduce your risk of gingivitis.

  • Periodontal Disease Leads To Bone Loss

    Periodontal disease often referred to as gum disease, is the development of harmful toxins below the gum line. Gum disease begins with plaque and tartar that turns into a calculus buildup above and below the gum line. Most importantly, periodontal disease can lead to the destruction of your jaw bone and tooth loss.

    Poor oral hygiene is not the only contributing factor to gum disease. Some medical conditions that trigger host antibacterial defense mechanisms, such as HIV and diabetes, will likely promote periodontal disease.

  • Periodontitis, Advanced Gum Disease

    Periodontitis is the most advanced form of gum disease. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to gum recession, loss of bone, and tooth loss. Not to mention, periodontitis is connected to other systemic diseases.

    Periodontitis is a grave gum infection that can jeopardize the health of your teeth. Thankfully, your Frisco dentist, Dr Chirag Patel can restore your oral health. If you have suffered tooth loss, because of periodontitis, Dr. Patel can replace missing teeth with dental implants or implant-supported restorations. Additionally, Dr. Patel is experienced in bone grafting, which may be required before implant placement.