Did you know that nearly 50% of American adults have some form of gum disease? What is truly alarming is that the condition becomes more common with age. In fact, 70% of adults over the age of 65 are afflicted with the condition. Treating gum disease is a matter of routine care; you can’t simply keep your teeth safe with one visit. That is why Cataloochee Dental Group offers periodontal maintenance for Clyde, NC, and the surrounding areas!
Periodontal maintenance is the routine care and treatment necessary to keep your gum healthy and periodontal disease from returning. Periodontal maintenance includes the removal of plaque and tartar, scaling, and tooth planing and polishing.
The easiest way to determine if you are a good candidate for periodontal maintenance is to determine if you’ve experienced the condition before. People with a family history of gum disease or those with dental conditions like crooked teeth are especially at risk. They should therefore make periodontal maintenance a routine part of their oral care.
Many patients are not aware that periodontal maintenance is the only sure way to keep gum disease from returning. Ultimately, your dentist will determine the frequency at which you will need periodontal maintenance after you’ve undergone a procedure like scaling and root planing.
Keeping your teeth healthy and gum-disease-free starts with periodontal maintenance at Cataloochee Dental Group. Call us today to learn more and schedule your first appointment!