Maintenance

Maintenance

It only takes twenty four hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)! Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard to reach areas will always need special attention.

Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), usually four times a year. At these cleaning appointments, the pocket depths will be carefully checked to ensure that they are healthy. Plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to remove on a daily basis will be removed from above and below the gum line.

In addition to your periodontal cleaning and evaluation, your appointment will usually include:

Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs)

Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

Examination of existing restorations:

Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Examination of tooth decay

Check all tooth surfaces for decay.

Oral cancer screening

Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

Oral hygiene recommendations

Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)

Teeth polishing

Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control!

3700 West Robinson Street Suite 102 Norman, OK 73072

(405) 701-2922

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Opening Hours

Mon: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu: By Appointment Only
Fri: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat & Sun: Closed