Periodontal maintenance consists of periodic removal of bacterial plaque and tartar from both above and beneath the gum line in patients who have undergone treatment for periodontal (Gum) disease. It is typically performed on a two to four-month interval so that removal of bacterial colonies can be completed before they become sizable and aggressive enough to cause more damage to the patient's gingival attachment and bone.
At Periodontal Maintenance appointment at our Daytona Beach dental office, your gums will be re-charted and evaluated. After your teeth and gums are free of tartar and plaque, the hygienist will irrigate with hydrogen peroxide to kill any remaining bacteria. A fluoride Varnish is also included in the periodontal maintenance appointment to help with cavity protection and sensitivity.