What is periodontal cleaning?
Periodontal cleaning is the stage following periodontal surgery for periodontitis. This is important for preventing tooth loss and damage. Periodontal cleaning consists of periodic visits to the dentist (about three times a year) to have your mouth completely disinfected in order to remove any signs of plaque or tartar, since the bacteria responsible for periodontitis can cause new damage to the gums.
How is periodontal cleaning performed?
During the check-up visits, the dentist examines the condition of the gums and the evolution of the disease and will also recommend a personalised periodontal cleaning plan for each person.
Why would periodontal cleaning be recommended?
Dental specialists recommend that you have periodontal cleaning to prevent tooth loss. This is also advisable for anyone who has had periodontitis, and even for people who have not, as cleaning removes plaque and tartar and therefore helps prevent oral disease.
What periodontal care should be taken at home?
Even if you visit the dentist at least three times a year, you should also follow a set of guidelines so that the treatment is effective, thus preventing any development of oral disease. The key guideline is to practice good dental hygiene, i.e. brush your teeth after every meal and avoid foods with a high sugar content, as this can damage your teeth.