Cleanings & Prevention
Periodontal maintenance is a routine appointment, usually every three months, that includes reviewing any changes in your overall health, a thorough oral evaluation, and deep cleaning, both above and below the gums and provide home care instructions. These cleanings require more skill and expertise than a regular dental cleaning appointment and X-rays as needed.
Regular examinations are very important to keep track of the present status of your disease and any disease progression over time. We will work with you to create a maintenance schedule depending on how advanced your periodontal disease is at that time. Based on many variable factors such as your overall health, the severity of bone loss, and risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and genetics, we will constantly tailor your care, so your periodontal disease does not progress further. We may recommend exams every six months for mild periodontal disease, or every few months for more advanced stages.
Procedures performed during your maintenance appointment:
I was terrified walking in for a gum graft. Dr. Bergen’s and his staff quickly made me feel safe. The procedure was done on time, professionally and with care. Dr. Bergen actually called me the night of the procedure to make sure I was ok.
I had my first visit to Dr Bergen recently and was very impressed. He and his staff have created a friendly and professional environment that instills confidence in his practice. I foresee a lasting relationship with his office.