Periodontal Maintenance Therapy - Arlington, TX

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Protect Your Smile with Periodontal Maintenance Therapy at DFW Implant Center!

Are you struggling with gum disease or want to maintain your dental implants? Periodontal maintenance therapy at DFW Implant Center can help you protect your gum and bone health, as well as your smile from periodontal disease. Led by skilled Arlington, TX, periodontist Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi, our Arlington dental practice provides personalized care to keep your gums and implants in optimal condition. Call us today by dialing 817-663-4704, or if you’re a new patient, call 817-467-7731 to learn more. 

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If you do require gum disease treatment in Arlington, TX we’re the team to trust.

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What Is Periodontal Maintenance Therapy?

Periodontal maintenance therapy is a preventive dental treatment designed to control and manage gum disease (periodontitis). It helps maintain bone health, gum health, and the health of your teeth after active periodontal therapy. This ongoing treatment involves regular cleanings and examinations to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and gum pockets.

Benefits of Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance involves regular cleanings and check-ups to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which are key factors in the development of periodontal disease. By addressing these issues early on, periodontal maintenance helps prevent the advancement of gum disease, which can lead to more serious oral health problems.

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal maintenance effectively reduces the risk of tooth loss due to gum disease. This is achieved by keeping the gums healthy and preventing the deterioration of the tissues and bones that support the teeth.

For individuals with dental implants, maintaining healthy gums is crucial for the long-term success of the implants. Periodontal maintenance helps keep the surrounding gums free from infection and inflammation, ensuring the stability and longevity of the dental implants.

Beyond preventing periodontal disease and tooth loss, periodontal maintenance contributes to oral health. Regular periodontal cleanings and check-ups allow dental professionals to detect and address any emerging issues early on, preventing them from escalating into more serious problems.

Gum disease and poor oral hygiene are common causes of bad breath. By removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth and gums, periodontal maintenance appointments help freshen breath and promote better oral hygiene habits.

Investing in regular periodontal maintenance can save money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive and costly dental treatments. By addressing issues early and maintaining optimal oral health, individuals can avoid the expenses associated with treatments for advanced periodontal disease or tooth and bone loss.

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Who Qualifies for Periodontal Maintenance?

You may qualify for periodontal maintenance if any of the following apply to you:

  • Individuals who have completed active periodontal treatment
  • Patients with a history of periodontal disease or periodontitis
  • Those with dental implants or other prosthetic replacements
  • People with chronic conditions like diabetes that increase periodontal disease risk
  • Smokers or individuals with poor oral hygiene habits
  • Individuals with a genetic predisposition to periodontal disease
  • Patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment

The Periodontal Maintenance Process

Before undergoing periodontal maintenance, you’ll have a comprehensive initial consultation with Dr. Boltchi at DFW Implant Center. During your initial consultation, Dr. Boltchi will evaluate your oral health with a thorough exam, review your medical history, and discuss your concerns. 

Laser scaling and root planing, or deep cleanings, are advanced periodontal treatments that utilize a dental laser to precisely target and eliminate plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria deep within the periodontal pockets surrounding your teeth and implants. 

By thoroughly cleaning these areas, laser scaling and root planing promote the healing of the gum tissues and help prevent the progression of periodontal disease. This innovative technique offers a minimally invasive approach to gum infection with reduced discomfort and faster recovery times compared to traditional methods.

Regular professional cleanings are fundamental for maintaining optimal oral health. During these routine cleanings, any residual plaque, tartar, and debris are carefully removed from the surfaces of your teeth and implants. By effectively eliminating these harmful substances, regular cleaning helps prevent the development or worsening of periodontal disease and complications related to dental implants.

Your Arlington periodontist measures the depth of the spaces (pockets) between the teeth and gums. Regular monitoring of pocket depth is essential to evaluate the stability or progression of periodontal disease.

Your Arlington periodontist will evaluate factors that may contribute to the risk of periodontal disease, such as smoking, medical conditions, or genetic predisposition, and develop a tailored maintenance plan.

Dr. Boltchi and our dedicated team understand the importance of personalized oral hygiene practices in maintaining a healthy smile. We’ll provide you with tailored oral hygiene instructions, encompassing proper brushing techniques, flossing methods, and interdental cleaning tools. 

These personalized recommendations empower you to effectively manage your oral health between dental visits, ensuring the longevity and success of your dental implants and the overall health of your gums.

Dental Financing for Periodontal Maintenance

Our practice provides a wide array of dental financing options to help patients afford their periodontal maintenance therapy, including the following:

At DFW Implant Center, we understand the importance of maximizing your dental insurance benefits. Our team is experienced in working with a wide range of dental insurance plans, and we’re dedicated to helping you navigate your coverage for periodontal maintenance treatments. We’ll assist you in understanding your benefits and optimizing your insurance coverage to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.

For patients without dental insurance or those who prefer to pay out-of-pocket, we offer flexible payment options for your convenience. You can choose to pay with cash, checks, or major credit cards, providing you with straightforward payment methods for your periodontal maintenance treatments.

We recognize that dental care is an investment in your oral health and well-being. That’s why we offer financing options through CareCredit and Proceed Finance. These financing solutions allow you to spread the cost of your periodontal maintenance treatments over time with manageable monthly payments. With flexible payment plans and competitive interest rates, CareCredit and Proceed Finance make quality dental care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequency of your visits depends on the severity of your gum disease and your oral health. Typically, patients visit every three to four months to best maintain gum health.

Yes, periodontal maintenance is crucial to prevent the recurrence of gum disease and maintain the health of your teeth and gums after active treatment. If you stop your gum disease treatment, your symptoms may come back or worsen. It is important to continue your treatment plan as advised by your dentist or periodontist to ensure the best possible outcome. 

No, periodontal maintenance is a gentle and comfortable process. Dentists and periodontists use advanced techniques and tools to make sure your visit is pain-free. If you’re feeling nervous, ask your dental professional about sedation dentistry options. 

Most dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of periodontal maintenance, but coverage can vary. Your dental team will help you understand your benefits.

Preserve Your Smile: Schedule Your Periodontal Maintenance Appointment Today!

Don’t let gum disease or implant complications compromise your smile. Take charge of your oral health today by scheduling your periodontal maintenance appointment with Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi at DFW Implant Center in Arlington, TX. Current patients can call 817-663-4704, and new patients from surrounding areas like Irving, Fort Worth, and Grapevine, TX, can call 817-467-7731 to experience the highest standard of periodontal care and preserve your beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.

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