Proper oral care at home, combined with regular dental cleanings and checkups, can go a long way in preventing gum disease. Preventive dentistry, including supportive periodontal therapy (SPT), is one of the most critical areas of care. Despite the importance of SPT in the long-term success of periodontal treatment, patient adherence to it is weak. The present study aimed to evaluate the recurrence rate of periodontal disease and its related factors in periodontal patients without regular follow-up.
The best treatment for gingivitis is professional cleaning. Your dental care provider detects and removes plaque and tartar even in hard-to-reach areas. Once these substances are gone, the gums will heal on their own and no other treatment will be necessary. Your provider will also review the tools and techniques you should use to be most effective at home in preventing a recurrence of gingivitis.
The best way to prevent periodontitis is to follow a good oral hygiene program, one that is started early and practiced consistently throughout life. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing every day, and having regular dental checkups can greatly improve your chances of succeeding in treating periodontitis and may also reduce your chances of developing it. The impact of periodontal disease on your dental health depends on its severity and the treatments you receive. Because periodontal disease or infection can recur, ongoing maintenance is absolutely necessary to prevent this periodontal infection from becoming active again and destroying the healing that has occurred.