Supportive periodontal therapy
Once the disease has been treated, the implementation of periodontal support therapy, or maintenance, is essential to maintain periodontal health.
These sessions make it possible to control possible recurrences of pocket formation and to intercept them.
They allow a reinforcement of hygiene techniques and a complete cleaning in order to reduce the plaque quantity and deposit difficult to access for the patient. These sessions are generally scheduled every 3 to 4 months.
They are considered as one of the main components of the success of the treatment of periodontitis over time.
The difficulty will be to maintain regularity in your maintenance, especially over the years when your follow-up will allow you to have good periodontal health, which may make you forget that you have a susceptibility to periodontal disease.
Who can perform this maintenance?
This can be done by a dental hygienist trained in periodontics and implantology, who will pay particular attention to your gum health. and will be more vigilant about a possible recurrence.
When should we do dental implant maintenance?
These sessions are recommended every 3 to 4 months, they can be spaced at 6 months in certain specific cases.
Periodontal disease can be treated well. The key to success is to follow the treatment offered by your periodontist and eliminate the bacterial plaque that triggers the disease process by having excellent oral hygiene.