Baton Rouge Perio Logo

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Baton Rouge, LA

Periodontal Maintenance services offered in Baton Rouge, LA

If you’ve had gum disease or other oral health problems in the past, or you’re simply trying to prevent these issues from occurring, the experts at Baton Rouge Perio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are here for you. Kenneth Markle, DDS, Jenny Herman, DDS, and their exceptional staff, offer periodontal maintenance to keep your teeth, gums, and smile as healthy as possible. Call the office to learn more, or request an appointment online today.

What is periodontal maintenance?

Periodontal maintenance at Baton Rouge Perio includes dental treatments that combat periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. There are several things you can do at home between dental visits to minimize gum disease-causing bacteria. Baton Rouge Perio helps you maintain the health of your gum tissues, jawbone, and teeth.

What are the benefits of periodontal maintenance?

The main benefit you can expect when choosing periodontal maintenance is a lower risk of severe forms of gum disease. Such treatments reduce mouth bacteria in the early stages of gum disease to prevent more significant problems. 

Periodontal maintenance can:

  • Reduce tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Lessen the risk of permanent tooth loss
  • Improve bad breath
  • Diminish a receding gumline

Periodontal maintenance is usually noninvasive with no significant downtime. It can dramatically reduce your chance of developing severe forms of gum disease.

Do I need periodontal maintenance?

To find out which periodontal maintenance treatments are best for you, a Baton Rouge Perio provider examines your teeth, mouth, and gums and asks about your symptoms. They review your oral health history and the results of your dental X-rays before customizing your treatment.

Which periodontal maintenance treatments are available?

Some of the periodontal maintenance treatments available at Baton Rouge Perio include:

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing are professional dental procedures that get rid of troublesome plaque and tartar in difficult-to-reach areas of your mouth, including beneath your gumline. Your Baton Rouge Perio specialist may use specialized dental instruments, ultrasonic devices, or laser technology to remove bacteria and smooth tooth root surfaces.

Antibiotics

Oral or topical antibiotics help reduce bacteria related to periodontal disease to prevent further problems. 

Home care

It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions at home between dental visits. Brush your teeth after meals, use antibacterial mouthwash if asked to, and floss daily. Don’t forgo professional dental cleanings and exams.

Dental procedures

Baton Rouge Perio offers numerous procedures to restore gum tissue, jawbone, or missing permanent teeth. 

Examples of such procedures include dental implants, pocket reduction surgery, bone grafting, gum grafting, and guided tissue regeneration. The pinhole surgical technique (PST™) uses tiny pins to restore gum tissues, and the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®) removes diseased tissues and stimulates new cell generation. 

To learn more about periodontal maintenance at Baton Rouge Perio, call the office or request an appointment online today.

4.96