After Dr. German G. Jaquez heals your gum tissue of periodontal disease, he can continue supporting your oral health with periodontal maintenance services. This ongoing treatment program at EccoDental helps to continue improving the health and strength of your gum tissue, as well as your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, and the two conditions share several risk factors, such as age, diabetes, and smoking. While gum disease and heart disease can occur simultaneously, there is evidence to suggest independent association between the two diseases. We invite you to contact our periodontist today at 626-771-0064 to learn more about periodontal maintenance in Glendora, California, and to make your appointment at our office.
If your gums are tender, red, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. When not treated, periodontal disease can result in loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and bone. While gum disease is not curable, we can treat the condition and keep it under control to protect your oral health. Our dentist is pleased to provide periodontal maintenance to treat periodontal disease and prevent the serious effects of the condition.
Periodontal maintenance involves visiting our office on a regular basis, typically once every three months, for a professional cleaning. These treatments include thorough cleanings both above and below the gum line, removing plaque, tartar (hardened plaque, also called dental calculus), and bacteria to prevent the condition from worsening. Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months because when biofilm is not removed, the periodontal bacteria begin to flourish within three to twelve weeks. By providing a cleaning at twelve weeks (three months), we are able to remove these bacteria and keep the condition under control. To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how we can treat gum disease, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.