ADA Accessibility Information



Understanding Periodontal Maintenance

Posted on 2/22/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
Understanding Periodontal MaintenanceIn simple terms, periodontal maintenance is a routine examination and cleaning up of any bacterial infections in the oral cavity. The examination also seeks to detect and rule out signs of cancer or abscesses. This is a procedure that is recommended only to people suffering from periodontal disease. Let us first understand what periodontal disease, and then get to its maintenance.

All About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, which when left untreated, spreads over the other surfaces of the oral cavity, eventually damaging even the periodontium membrane. The symptoms include inflamed gums, bleeding gums, pus formation, visible gum recession, loose and painful teeth, bad breath, and difficulty in chewing. When these symptoms are noticed early by our professionals, they can be treated effectively.

Importance of Periodontal Maintenance

The first course of treatment involves scaling and root planing. And if the disease is advanced, beyond the scope of scaling and planing then the course of treatment would begin with periodontal surgery. The process of scaling and planing involves scraping the lesions off the gums and the periodontium membrane. This is done when one is diagnosed with periodontal disease.

Routine periodontal maintenance should be scheduled with us every three to four months. It is meant to clean up the oral cavity of any infection which is why it is called maintenance. Periodontal disease, like diabetes or blood pressure, is a condition that requires routine monitoring and maintenance.

Routine periodontal maintenance helps sustain good oral health for the rest of your life. If this is not done regularly, the disease can progress and spread to other areas of your mouth. This is why you should contact us for scheduling regular periodontal maintenance. Our professionals will be glad to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Serving Salem Keizer Community since 1987

We provide dental services for the entire family from children to older adults. Our entire team of caring Doctors, hygienists and support staff pride ourselves on a high level of patient care.

Using the latest in modern dental technology our services range from sealants to complex implant surgery. Our goal is a comfortable experience for our patients with beautiful results.

Smile more :-) Call today

(971) 600-0211

Located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley.

Convenient hours

Clock icon for Oak Park Dental, Salem Dentist
Map Pin icon for Oak Park Dental, Salem Dentist 3380 Astoria Way NE
Salem, OR 97305-2054

Phone icon for Oak Park Dental, Salem Dentist (971) 600-0211

Contact Us icon for Oak Park Dental, Salem Dentist Contact Us

Read and Leave a review for Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem on Google Places Read and Leave a review for Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem on Yelp
Read & write reviews

Check out Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem on Twitter Watch Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem videos on Youtube Check out Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem on Facebook Check out Oak Park Dental - Dentist Salem on Instagram
Connect with us!
Copyright © 2017-2024 Oak Park Dental and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
Dentist Salem OR • About Oak Park Dental
Providing modern dental technology and advanced oral health care to give you a comfortable and stress-free dental experience in Salem and Keizer, OR. Call today!
Oak Park Dental, 3380 Astoria Way NE, Salem, OR 97305 - (971) 600-0211 - - 5/23/2024 - Page Terms:dentist Salem OR -