Mantenimiento periodontal

Cosmetic Dentist discussing Periodontal Maintenance

You might be wondering, “What’s Gum Disease?”

Periodontal diseases are infections of your gums.

This infection can gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Ultimately, this can lead to tooth loss!

But periodontal maintenance can help keep the gum infection at bay!

Let’s explore how our dentists and hygiene team can keep your gum disease under control!

Por qué es tan importante la higiene bucal?

Proper oral hygiene is key to keeping gum disease away!

A menudo, inconsistency in hygiene habit is what lets gum disease to appear.

But once gum disease appears, your gum disease won’t go away on its own.

Regular professional examinations and cleanings are then needed to combat your gum disease.

 “3 out of 4 adults are affected by gum disease at some time in their life.
-American Academy of Periodontology


 Important factors affecting the health of your gums:

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal disease is gum disease, and it can negatively impact your overall health.

Daily oral hygiene habits are important, but it is not enough to control your disease.

Periodontal disease can be accelerated by a number of different factors.

Because there are numerous entities causing the diseasedifferent treatment approaches are required!

Let’s discover what causes gum disease first!

What is plaque?

La enfermedad periodontal y caries son causados ​​por la placa bacteriana.

Plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum lineThis film constantly forms on your teeth.

By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can help remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

If not removed by daily brushing and flossing, la placa se endurece en una áspera, sustancia porosa conocido como cálculo (o sarro). 

Cosmetic and General Dentist Discussing gum disease with adult patient in Gudetama dental room

This calculus is the yellow and brown sediment that forms on your teeth. They are usually visible where the teeth meets your gum.

Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals.This is why gum disease can impact your overall health.


What will happen to my teeth?

Patient feeling toothacheDaily oral hygiene habits are important, but it is not enough to control your gum disease.

Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums.This may cause your gums to turn red, hinchan y sangran con facilidad!

Si se prolonga esta irritación, las encías se separan de los dientes, causando bolsillos (espacios) formar. These pockets are also known as periodontal pockets.

Periodontal pockets are where bacteria accumulates.Como enfermedades periodontales progreso, el soporte de tejidos de las encías y hueso que sostiene los dientes en su lugar se deterioran.

Si no se trata, this can lead to tooth loss!

“Los adultos mayores de 35 perder más dientes a enfermedades de las encías, (enfermedad periodontal) than from cavities.
-American Academy of Periodontology

La prevención de enfermedad de las encías

Adult Patient for Dental Checkup with Little Twin Stars

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing techniques.

Untreated gum disease can lead to many dental issues for patients:

  • Loose teeth from bone loss
  • Persistent bad breathe or bad taste
  • Sensitive teeth from exposed roots
  • Tender gums that bleed easily
  • Red, puffy, and swollen gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Painful chewing

Desafortunadamente, incluso con el cuidado dental en casa más diligente, patients still may develop some form of periodontal disease.

Problems like periodontal pockets and swollen gums make it difficult to clean plaque on your own.

Una vez que esta enfermedad comienza, intervención profesional es necesaria para evitar su progreso! 

What is Periodontal Maintenance?

Limpieza de dientes adultos con higienista dentalFor patients with gum disease, a regular Limpieza dental will not clean out the plaque from gum disease.

A special deep treatment is then needed to keep your gum disease in control!

The deeper your pockets, the worse your gum disease may be.As your body reacts to the infection, your gums become red, puffy, and swollen from the gum disease.

Periodontal maintenance is a professional dental hygiene treatment that cleans deeper than a regular dental cleaning.

  1. Clean your periodontal pockets below the swollen gum lines.
  2. Flush the pockets with antiseptic for disinfection.
  3. Get down to your gums and between your teeth.
  4. Remove the tartar buildup (calculus) of plaque.
  5. Lowers the amount of plaque bacteria.
  6. Help shrink the periodontal pockets.

Your gums can then become healthier when the inflammation can get better and when the pockets can shrink!

Book Your Periodontal Maintenance Visit!

General Dentist Dr. Elizabeth Hsi conducting dental exam with adult patientYour gum disease may get worse without professional treatment!

If you follow through with your periodontal maintenance, you are more likely to keep your teeth.

Gum disease is a manageable disease with professional dental care from our hygiene team.

Let’s start protecting your teeth to keep your gum disease in control!

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