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Reasons for Periodontal Maintenance Programs

Everyone is at risk for gingivitis and periodontal disease, and that risk is increased if you don’t visit your dentist for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings. Periodontal disease, which is also called gum disease, is caused by poor oral hygiene. Without regular teeth cleanings, plaque and tartar will build up on your teeth. This buildup harbors harmful bacteria that cause gingivitis, infection, receding gums, and loose teeth.

When gingivitis and gum disease are caught early during a routine dental exam, your chances of successful treatment are increased. If you suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis, you and your periodontist will need to develop a comprehensive periodontal maintenance program to prevent your gum disease from worsening. Periodontal maintenance programs begin with non-surgical treatment methods, but your periodontist may recommend surgical treatment if your gum disease advances.

At Glenwood Premier Dental, our experienced periodontists can offer safe, effective periodontal maintenance plans for the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease near Hazlet . If you are suffering from early warning signs of gum disease, come see one of our dentists as soon as possible to discuss treatment. To schedule an appointment with a periodontist, call us today at (732) 497-3265.