Periodontal Maintenance Treatment for Gum Disease in Thousand Oaks, CA

Periodontal Maintenance

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Avoiding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal maintenance is usually prescribed for patients who have been diagnosed and treated for periodontal disease in the past. It is an ongoing hygiene program that is meant to maintain optimal oral health, reduce bleeding gums, and prevent further damage to your gums and bone caused by harmful oral bacteria. Dr. Jacqueline Subka is a periodontist offering treatment for gum disease in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Home care consisting of brushing and flossing will only help clean your teeth to a certain point. Regular cleanings performed by a dental professional are necessary to remove plaque and tartar. Brushing and flossing will not always get rid of bleeding gums. If you have bleeding gums, there is a good chance you already have periodontal disease.

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If you have bleeding gums in Thousand Oaks, CA, call Dr. Subka to schedule an appointment today!

By seeking treatment for your periodontal disease, you will not only save your teeth but will also save money by preventing future tooth loss.
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Recognizing Periodontal Disease

With periodontal disease, pockets form between your teeth and gums. These pockets fill up with bacteria that destroy your gums and bone. Most patients do not even know they have these pockets. In most cases, you cannot see them or feel them and you cannot reach these areas with a toothbrush of floss. Once you have been treated for periodontal disease and begin a maintenance program, one of our experienced dental hygienists will diligently clean above and below the gum line and monitor your healing and progress by taking regular measurements of the pockets with a periodontal ruler at your maintenance appointments.

Maintaining Care

Dr. Subka will determine how often you will need to come into the office for your periodontal maintenance cleanings. Factors that influence this decision are the type of periodontal disease that you have, how you have been treated for periodontal disease in the past, and how rapidly your mouth develops plaque buildup. Dr. Subka will also factor in how diligent you are with your home oral hygiene care. Once a diagnosis for periodontal disease has been made, treatment has been rendered, and periodontal maintenance has begun, it is very rare that a patient will ever be taken off this maintenance routine. It is vital to oral and overall health that the gum tissues be maintained and the bacteria managed.