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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.

The Stages of Gum Disease

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Untreated Gingivitis in Fairfield, CT Can Lead to Periodontal Disease


When gingivitis is left untreated, it often progresses to periodontal disease. Patients who undergo treatment for periodontal disease must meticulously maintain their oral health for life. A periodontal maintenance cleaning is different from a regular dental cleaning and is performed on patients who have been diagnosed with and treated for this form of gum disease. Periodontal disease, while treatable, is not curable. Once present, it may only be controlled with regular periodontal maintenance procedures which target the plaque and bacteria that lead to infection.

If you have been treated for gum disease, you may need to schedule periodontal maintenance to ensure the long term health of your teeth and gums. Demartin Dental Associates perform periodontal maintenance for patients who have had gingivitis in Fairfield, CT that progressed to periodontal disease. Schedule an appointment with our experienced doctors to avoid the following consequences of gum disease:

• Bleeding, tender gums
• Gum recession
• Chronic bad breath
• Loose or shifting teeth
• Bone loss

Periodontal Therapy: When Gingivitis in Fairfield, CT Progresses to Periodontal Disease

Periodontal maintenance is generally scheduled in intervals of three to four months, depending upon the severity of your infection, the success of previous treatments, and your current oral hygiene regimen.

During your visit, our doctorss will remove the bacteria, plaque, and tartar deposits both above and below the gum line and polish the teeth. If bacteria is neglected, it will accumulate in the plaque that builds up on your teeth and will eventually destroy more of the support structures of your teeth, including gum tissue, connective fibers, and bone. Therefore, eliminating plaque and bacteria at frequent intervals prevents their ability to flourish, maintaining the health of the oral environment.

Why Professional Periodontal Maintenance?

Professional periodontal maintenance is necessary because home care alone may not effectively remove the accumulation of plaque and bacteria once you have periodontitis. Our skilled hygienists can inform you of the best hygiene practices to keep plaque under control but periodontal maintenance is still needed, as it targets the bacteria and tartar below the gum line, an area that you cannot reach. Our doctors can also monitor your progress by measuring your periodontal pocket depths, and detect and treat any trouble areas before they cause further damage to teeth and bone.

A well-followed periodontal maintenance program is crucial to preventing further damage to the bone and supporting structures of the teeth, both of which are characteristic to gum disease. If you have been treated for periodontal disease and need to resume a periodontal maintenance program, contact Demartin Dental Associates in Fairfield, CT today.

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Demartin Dental Associates
69 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

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About Us

We have been providing excellent dental care to our patients of all age groups in Fairfield County, Connecticut for almost five decades. Being in the same location for 50 years has made us distinguished in the community. We have built a rewarding relationship with the county and its people. They trust us with their dental care needs and we are committed to their oral health.