6729 Lake Rd,
Windsor, WI 53598

Periodontal Maintenance

Windsor Dental offers Periodontal services

Periodontal maintenance is a specialized type of cleaning performed to address the needs of patients with previous cases of periodontitis. Periodontitis is a type of periodontal disease involving infection of the gums, gradually destroying the support of your natural teeth.

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What causes periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a manageable but chronic infection of tissues that requires a consistent, life-long treatment plan. This disease is present below the gumline and causes the attachment between the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. Without preventative treatments, teeth will gradually become loose due to loss of attachment to gums and bone. Without preventative intervention, tooth/teeth can be lost. Because periodontal disease is usually painless, often people do not realize the problem until it has reached an advanced stage. And did you know? It's contagious!

Warning signs of gum disease

Do you suspect you or a loved one has periodontal disease? Get to know these common symptoms, and schedule your appointment at Windsor Family Dental for an accurate diagnosis.

  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, periodontal disease is active below the gumline, which makes it impossible to reach with a toothbrush
  • Healthy gums are pink, not red, and inflamed. Always remember if they bleed easily, that is your first warning sign. 
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth, this is called recession and can also be caused by clenching your teeth or brushing too hard.
  • Permanent (adult) teeth that are loose or separating or flaring. This is a sign of attachment loss.
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite or changes in the fit of a partial denture

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

Why is periodontal maintenance important?

Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth as you sleep and as you move through your day. It’s made up of several strains of bacteria plus a sticky coating. The bacteria in plaque feed on carbs and sugars, producing acid as they metabolize the sugars. Prolonged irritation causes the gums to separate from the teeth, causing a periodontal pocket to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone holding your teeth in place will deteriorate. If left untreated, periodontal pockets can lead to tooth loss.  Periodontal disease also exacerbates heart disease, stroke, and diabetes due to the presence of inflammation. Also, It's contagious!

How often do I need periodontal maintenance?

Bacteria have a 90-day life cycle so it is important to disrupt the cycle with periodontal maintenance therapies. Periodontal patients should schedule periodontal cleaning appointments at least every three months to maintain their oral health.

What are some of the things I can do at home to improve my oral health?

Do I need periodontal maintenance forever?

Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months for life. Periodontal disease is chronic and not curable but very controllable if properly maintained. Without adequate home care and maintenance, the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease will always return and your health could potentially deteriorate.

What are the differences between scaling and tooth planing, periodontal maintenance, and regular cleanings?

This video shows the difference between scaling and root planing and regular prophy/cleaning.

This video shows the difference between periodontal maintenance and regular prophy/cleaning.

 

 

Windsor Family Periodontics

Periodontal Disease: In addition to the damage caused to gums, we now know periodontal disease contributes to other conditions in the body, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria multiply, forming into colonies (it starts off as a small town and can grow into a big city of bacteria over the course of time). Once it is established it can compromise the integrity of the attachments to your gums and bone. We can help!

 

Our team is dedicated to providing you with kind and compassionate care. We can offer effective treatments for periodontal disease. If you need assistance in your pathway to periodontal health, contact the specialists at Windsor Family Dental to schedule an appointment. 

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Additional Benefits

12% OFFAdditional Treatment

1 panoramic or full mouth x-ray when indicated

* Invisalign, whitening gels and strips, and resale items excluded from the 12% discount

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Adult (14 years & older)

$33/moSave $422

Includes

2 Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

Child (13 years & under)

$28/moSave $399

Includes

2 Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

Perio

$73/moSave $476

Includes

4 Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

One-time enrollment fee of $99 for existing patients, new patients $149. Enrollment fee waived under annual membership option.

THIS IS NOT DENTAL INSURANCE. Cannot be combined with other insurance or discount plans. Membership plan is specific to one person and cannot be transferred. Covered services not used within the specified time period will not be carried over or transferred. Services will be provided at this location only. Membership plan will auto-renew each year on the renewal date. If a patient presents with periodontal infection, a personalized treatment plan will be presented at an additional cost. The perio plan is strictly for preventive maintenance care.