Periodontal disease is a developmental condition that needs to be monitored regularly with the help of a dental professional. If you have developed gingivitis or periodontitis, you may need to visit Apex Dental Care for periodontal maintenance in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, to protect your oral health and preserve your smile. Contact our dentist, Dr. Gary Shmurak, at 215-996-9968 today if you would like to make an appointment.
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 Chalfont, PA office today.