Introducing the Most Economical and Comfortable Path to Healthy Gums on the Market
Periodontal maintenance refers to a routine checkup and cleaning for your gums. Nothing protects your health and wallet like being proactive about your oral health. Gum disease affects half of Americans today and if not addressed early on, the costs in terms of money and quality of life can add up. Corrective surgery and implants can run into the thousands of dollars. If not addressed at all, you will inevitably lose teeth and be at increased risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes. It’s important to note that 30% of American adults have a genetic predisposition to gum disease that can lead to gum disease even in those with good home hygiene. The one and only catch-all preventative measure is regular, professional periodontal maintenance in addition to brushing and flossing twice daily. If you have already gone through treatment to remove gum disease then periodontal maintenance greatly increases your chances of keeping that disease gone. Wherever you are coming from, being proactive now will save you the money and trouble of going through surgery later.
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The appropriate frequency of periodontal maintenance visits hinges on whenever you have developed gum disease in the past and are looking to prevent a return of serious infection or if you are purely taking preventative measures. After gum disease has presented and been addressed it is the best practice to undergo periodontal maintenance every 3 months, while maintenance visits every 6 months is typically sufficient to prevent gum disease in the first place. Everyone is different though, and the appropriate frequency for you may vary depending on what risk factors are at play for you. If you are motivated to take a proactive approach to the health of your gums, your best bet would be to come in for a consultation so that together we can come up with an optimum periodontal maintenance plan for you.
Still a Lucrative Investment Opportunity: Out of Pocket Periodontal Maintenance Cost
Not everyone has access to dental insurance and subsequently opt out of regular dental and periodontal maintenance appointments. Though it may seem counterintuitive, those that do not have dental insurance actually have the greatest financial interest in regular periodontal maintenance appointments. Without insurance and before any type of gum disease has presented, periodontal maintenance visits every 6 months over a 2 year period will cost you approximately $600 on average. Of course even that $600 can be hard to come by, but an indefinitely unmaintained mouth is at high risk for developing gum disease. Then, indefinitely untreated gum disease ends in tooth loss. Furthermore, each step in between means a substantial increase in the price point for dealing with the problem. Once gum disease takes hold you will have to spend at least $1000 to address the issue and subsequently require more frequent maintenance visits. And costs escalate even more quickly from there. Bottom line: periodontal maintenance is a win-win in terms of convenience and cost across the board.