North Penn Periodontal Associates

Howard Gross, D.D.S., M.Sc. D.

2100 North Broad St., Suite 204 Lansdale, PA 19446

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  • Phone: (215) 368-5110
  • Fax: (215) 368-2017
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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Disease is similar to other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt, ongoing treatment. This entails periodontal maintenance procedures (PMP).  PMP helps in gaining control of the disease and increases your chances of keeping your teeth.

If not removed every 3-4 months, periodontal bacteria can grow to a point where bone loss starts to occur again. This is why 3-4 month periodontal maintenance appointments are very important.

Periodontal Maintenance Visit

Your periodontal maintenance visit will include:

  1. An update of your medical & dental history
  2. A periodontal examination & measurement of your periodontal pockets
  3. An oral cancer screening
  4. Tooth root cleaning & polishing
  5. Oral hygiene instructions
  6. Examination of existing restorations

Team Approach

We work together with your restorative dentist as a team to provide you with the best possible care. Many times, periodontal maintenance will be alternated between our office and your restorative dentist. During the cleaning at your restorative dentist’s office, they will concentrate on what is happening with your teeth above the gum line. When you see our office, we will concentrate mostly on what is happening below the gums.

On-going periodontal maintenance treatments in our office and dental visits and cleanings with your dentist will ensure your optimum oral health and highest possible care.

To prevent re-infection and avoid more periodontal treatment, it is quite important that you follow the periodontal maintenance program set out by your periodontist and your restorative dentist.