After Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, your periodontal disease will be under control. He will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy.
Maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious home oral care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs will give you an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for your lifetime.
The answer depends on you and the severity of your gumdisease before treatment. Generally, the more severe your periodontal disease is initially, the more often Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs needs to oversee your care. Together, you, your general dentist and the team at Advanced Periodontics and Implantology will work out the most effective schedule for your supportive periodontal care.
Your periodontal condition is the deciding factor. Theinterval between your supportive periodontal care (spc) visits might be as often as every few weeks or as frequent as every six months. Everyone’s situation is different. The frequency of your supportive care visits will be influenced by:
Your dentist and Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. They combine their experience to formulate the best maintenance plan for you. They keep each other informed about your progress. Although Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs may see you periodically for maintenance therapy, you will need to see your general dentist as well. Appointments for periodontal maintenance do not replace regular dental checkups. If Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs detects tooth decay during a maintenance visit, he will refer you to your general dentist for treatment. Your general dentist is primarily responsible for your overall dental health, including such dental needs as filling new or recurrent cavities or making changes in fillings, crowns or bridges.
To prevent periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults—and keep your natural teeth for your lifetime—carefully and conscientiously follow the guidelines of the maintenance program that Drs. Bhola, Kolhatkar & Cabanilla Jacobs recommends. Protecting your periodontal health through preventive maintenance has great benefits for you. You will be able to chew with more comfort, and you will be able to smile and speak with greater confidence. You will be able to keep dental costs down by preventing future problems. Your commitment to maintenance therapy is your commitment to your better oral health.