After you have completed your periodontal treatment, Dr. Fadi Hasan will design an ongoing treatment plan to help keep your mouth free from gum disease. This treatment plan will include regular visits to Smile Studio Dental for you to receive periodontal maintenance.
Periodontal maintenance requires you to visit our office at regular intervals – typically once every three months, though more frequent visits may be recommended if necessary. Maintenance appointments include thorough cleanings above and below the gum line to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria so that your gum disease stays under control and does not worsen or return. We provide periodontal maintenance at three-month intervals due to the fact that when biofilm and plaque are not removed from your teeth, the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth will begin to flourish within three to 12 weeks. By providing a thorough cleaning at the 12-week mark, our periodontist can remove these bacteria and keep your gum disease under control, preventing damage to your teeth and supporting structures.
We encourage you to contact us at 703-982-2222 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hasan and learn more about how periodontal maintenance in Falls Church, Virginia, can benefit you. We are committed to helping you regain and maintain a healthy smile.