Periodontology is concerned with the curative and preventive treatment of diseased gums. Periodontology can also have an aesthetic role in the harmonization of the teeth.

  • Periodontal disease
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Periodontal maintenance
  • Aesthetic periodontology (gingival plasty)

Maintenance parodontale

Just like diabetes or high blood pressure, periodontitis is a chronic disease. This means that their treatment allows them to be stabilized, facilitating the hygiene of the teeth and avoiding recurrences as much as possible.

Once a periodontal disease has been diagnosed and treated, it will be necessary to maintain the result obtained and prevent any recurrence.

Periodontal maintenance consists of a lifelong follow-up of the patient and his gums in order to anticipate or intercept the recurrence of periodontal disease.

Appointments are scheduled every 3 to 6 months taking into account the periodontal destruction that has occurred, the quality of brushing, smoking, as well as all other risk factors .

Conduct of the session:

During these maintenance appointments, the dentist (or periodontist) reviews the brushing technique, if it can be improved. He then cleans the dental surfaces by scaling, root planing and polishing. A radiographic assessment is usually considered every 1 to 2 years.

In case of recurrence around one or more teeth, a new appointment is sometimes scheduled in order to perform a more thorough sanitation session or to undertake a periodontal surgery procedure.

In the absence of maintenance, it has been shown that periodontitis most often recurs. With proper maintenance, periodontitis rarely recurs. This happens when a risk factor has been underestimated (smoking, stress, general health) or when the individual’s susceptibility to periodontitis is particularly high (genetic riskundiagnosed diabetes).