May 11th, 2020
If this new, stricter routine is not followed, advanced periodontal disease resulting in extensive bone and tooth loss can occur. At this stage, we may recommend one of many procedures to help manage the infection, like laser periodontal treatments, bone grafting, or time-release antibiotics placed in the periodontal pocket itself. Each of these treatments requires dedication to a stringent homecare routine and multiple professional maintenance appointments each year.
The good news is, gum disease can be prevented with regular professional preventative cleanings and a good homecare routine that includes daily flossing and brushing for two minutes at least twice a day. A little extra time spent on proper home care and regular cleanings now can help save a lot of time and money down the road.