Periodontal Maintenance in Pittsfield, MA

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, poses a significant threat to oral health. Plaque and tartar buildup can irritate the gums and cause problems for both gums and teeth. Left untreated, this condition not only increases the risk of tooth loss but can also have implications for overall general health. Following treatment for gum disease, our dental professionals at Western Mass Periodontics recommend periodontal maintenance. This routine procedure, similar to a regular dental cleaning, is typically scheduled every four months to combat gum disease and preserve optimal oral health. To learn more about periodontal maintenance, reach out to our Pittsfield or Great Barrington, MA office to request an appointment.

If you've recently undergone treatment for gum disease, you might qualify for periodontal maintenance. Following procedures such as scaling and root planing or osseous surgery, our recommendation is to maintain regular visits for periodontal maintenance. With this, we can effectively monitor and manage the health of your gums.

Periodontal maintenance appointments at our Pittsfield, MA office resemble a routine teeth cleaning. We will begin by removing tartar and plaque that have accumulated since your last visit. Following that, we will meticulously clean the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums and address any areas of infection. Monitoring the depth of your periodontal pockets is crucial for ensuring the stability of your gums.

Given the rapid growth of bacteria associated with gum disease, we recommend scheduling these appointments every 3 – 4 months. This frequency allows us to closely monitor your dental health and intervene promptly as needed.

To maintain your oral health effectively, you should adopt a good at-home dental routine. This entails brushing twice daily and flossing every day. We can offer guidance on optimal brushing and flossing techniques, along with essential tips like avoiding smoking and other practices detrimental to oral health. These habits are pivotal for maintaining a healthy smile and overall well-being.

Periodontal maintenance treatments at both of our offices in Pittsfield and Great Barrington, MA may be covered by your insurance provider since they are prescription-based. Typically, insurers will cover at least a portion of the treatment costs. Our team will reach out to your insurance provider to clarify your benefits and determine your out-of-pocket expenses. At Western Mass Periodontics, we try to streamline the process of receiving essential oral care by accepting various payment options. We prioritize your convenience and strive to make necessary treatments accessible to all.

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Following a gum disease diagnosis, consistent periodontal maintenance can effectively alleviate symptoms like swollen gums, irritation, and loose teeth. Prompt treatment of gum disease and ongoing oral care are essential for preserving both oral and general health. At Western Mass Periodontics, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatments, including periodontal maintenance, to support your well-being. Take control of your oral health by reaching out to your nearest location in Pittsfield or Great Barrington, MA for more information and to schedule an appointment. Your health is our priority.

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