What is the difference between a regular cleaning and a periodontal cleaning?
Periodontal maintenance cleanings go above and beyond a typical dental cleaning and are typically performed on patients after completion of periodontal treatment. Often, PMC’s are performed on a shorter interval schedule than a normal dental cleaning in order to remove bacterial colonies and plaque well before buildup can become large enough to cause damage to gums and teeth. They are crucial in order to promote proper healing after periodontal treatment and to prevent a recurrence of gum disease.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
What should I do between cleanings?
You should follow a thorough schedule of proper home care including brushing, flossing, and the use of other oral healthcare tools such as rubber tip stimulators, water picks, and oral rinses. If you ever have pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.