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Periodontal Maintenance Therapy

After scaling and root planing, you will like require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain the health of your mouth. Because periodontal disease is a chronic disease, without careful ongoing monitoring and treatment, periodontal disease can recur.

Gum and tooth examination
Maintain the progress you have made!

Gain control of periodontal disease.

Once you have been treated for periodontal disease, periodontal maintenance procedures enable you to gain control of the disease and increase your chance of keeping your natural teeth. Periodontal maintenance is a specialized treatment to protect the foundation of the gums and bone that support your teeth. This treatment is different from the traditional six-month cleanings where calculus, stain, and plaque is removed from tooth structures on individuals with no bone loss, periodontal disease, or infections around their teeth.

The frequency of maintenance visits varies from person to person. Factors that influence the frequency of treatment include genetic, stress, or tobacco uses, the severity of periodontal disease, bone loss at the time of initial treatment, overall general health, and at-home oral hygiene.

The hygienist also evaluates your home care and gives you suggestions of tools or techniques if improvement is needed. The increased attention to periodontal disease control that is evident in a periodontal maintenance appointment is meant to help you retain the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime.


Dr. Priya Archarya
Welcome To Acharya Periodontics

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Dr. Acharya, board certified in Periodontics and dental implant surgery, can treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. She can offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options specifically suited to patient needs and preferences.

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Diagnosis and Management

A thorough examination and accurate, specific diagnosis is the foundation of effective treatment.

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Non-Surgical Treatment

Very often, early stages of periodontal disease are effectively treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy.

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Surgical Treatment

When necessary, Dr. Acharya and her team can walk you through a surgical treatment plan to restore healthy gums and teeth.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting other neighboring teeth.