Finding a doctor for periodontal maintenance in Beverly Hills is more important than you might think. Patients with a history of periodontal disease, or multiple dental or implant restorations are strongly encouraged to schedule check-up appointments more frequently. This is because periodontal disease cannot be cured but, as a chronic condition, its symptoms can be controlled if the patient routinely visits oral health professionals. For these patients, a periodontal maintenance interval of 3 to 4 months is recommended. Research shows that patients who are more compliant with their periodontal maintenance schedules show the best long-term periodontal results. In these cases, patients may avoid recurrences of the unpleasant symptoms of periodontal disease.
At Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Center, we highly recommended alternating between periodontal maintenance visits and general dental visits on an ongoing basis for patients with a history of periodontal disease or implants and extractions. This allows both a good general dentist and Dr. Soleymani to properly evaluate the situation, providing the most optimal periodontal and dental prognosis and helping to ensure that any recurrences are dealt with in a timely manner.
Risks of Neglecting Follow-up Appointments
In the event that follow-up appointments are not attended to, the periodontal patient risks encountering potentially-avoidable complications. Such complications can be wide-ranging but may include infections at surgical sites, a quicker relapse of periodontal disease symptoms, or soft (and hard) tissue inflammation associated with dental implants. Unfortunately, some of these ailments may not produce noticeable symptoms until the problem has already become severe and difficult to treat. However, many ailments can be successfully treated if they are caught by a professional eye before they have a chance to do any real damage.
Your Teeth and Gums Can’t Wait
If you have had implants or have a history of periodontal problems, it’s not a good idea to put-off regular visits with oral health professionals. To get started with Dr. Peiman Soleymani and Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center, call us today at the phone number on this page or get in touch electronically through our site.