Periodontal Maintenance in Jacksonville
Keep your teeth and gums healthy with expert oral care
Gum disease can be a stubbornly persistent condition. It requires constant monitoring to ensure that the disease remains inactive. Once the active stage of your gum treatment is completed, our experienced hygienists will ensure your oral health is maintained with thorough professional cleanings.
As Dr. Perlman sees it, his hygienists do more than perform a cleaning. It’s a “deplaquing” maintenance program where the bacterial plaque that accumulates on the teeth is removed to prevent any further progression of the gum disease.
Dr. Perlman will tailor the frequency of your “deplaquing” appointments according to your individual needs. He will provide the hygienists with any special instructions needed to ensure your maintenance care covers all dental concerns. They will, in turn, educate you on a proper home oral care regimen.
Gentle, thorough cleanings
Our excellent hygienists have a combined 35 years of experience between them. Their knowledge and experience in treating periodontal issues is extensive. They use ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments to thoroughly remove plaque and calculus from your teeth, and smooth the surfaces of the teeth.
Next they use a dental jet-spray device called a prophy jet for final cleaning and polishing. The prophy jet shoots a high-pressure sodium bicarbonate stream to remove debris and stubborn stains caused by coffee, smoking and wine. The prophy jet is particularly effective in reaching even the most difficult-to-reach places.
Home oral care education
Your home oral hygiene is vital for the success of any treatment and you’ll get extensive education from our hygienists on how to best keep your gums free of disease. Daily plaque control is important, so they will educate you on which toothbrush and floss are most effective, and least damaging, and which other hygiene tools to use and how to use them. They will advise you on diet and lifestyle choices, like tobacco and alcohol use, that increase your susceptibility to periodontal disease.
To make an appointment, call 904-900-2552 or click here to request an appointment online.