Here at the practice of Michael S. Connally, DDS, we are proud to offer periodontal disease maintenance to patients in the Midland area.
Periodontal disease maintenance is a procedure that cleans your teeth thoroughly. It is very important to stop periodontal disease from getting any worse.
During a maintenance cleaning, we remove any tartar and plaque buildup above and below your gums. This includes your gum pockets and underneath your gum line. We also remove bacteria.
In bad cases of periodontal disease, we may medicate your teeth (and gum pockets) with an antibiotic or antimicrobial gel. We also use this time to take radiographs and get a clear view of your teeth and gums.
The cleaning helps your teeth look better and will also improve your breath! After we are finished, it is up to you to keep your mouth nice and healthy with routine brushing and flossing. You may also want to use an antibacterial mouthwash to keep bacteria at bay.