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The Critical Role of Periodontal Maintenance in Implant Care

In the realm of dental health, particularly for those with dental implants, periodontal maintenance emerges as a cornerstone of long-term oral well-being. At Total Freedom Dental Implant Center in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Gerald L. Kaiser, DDS, emphasizes this specialized care’s critical role in sustaining dental implants’ health and longevity.

Understanding Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance involves regular, thorough cleanings that go beyond the scope of a standard dental cleaning. It targets the areas around dental implants, natural teeth, and gums, focusing on removing plaque and tartar buildup, a key factor in preventing gum disease.

Why is Periodontal Maintenance Vital for Dental Implant Care?

Dental implants, an innovative solution offered by Total Freedom Dental Implant Center, integrate with your jawbone, mimicking natural teeth. However, the surrounding gum and bone health are pivotal to their success. Periodontal maintenance ensures the gum tissue and bone supporting the implants remain healthy and infection-free.

The Link Between Gum Health and Implant Success

Gum health is an unspoken hero in the story of implant success. Infections like peri-implantitis can jeopardize the stability of an implant. Regular periodontal maintenance helps in early detection and management of such conditions, safeguarding your investment in dental implants.

What Does Periodontal Maintenance Involve?

At Total Freedom Dental Implant Center, periodontal maintenance includes:

  • Deep Cleaning: Targeted cleaning around implants and natural teeth to remove plaque and tartar.
  • Monitoring Gum Health: Checking for signs of gum recession or infection.
  • Guidance on Home Care: Education on proper brushing, flossing, and other care techniques specific to dental implants.

How Often Should You Undergo Periodontal Maintenance?

Dr. Kaiser recommends a personalized schedule based on individual needs. Typically, patients with dental implants should undergo periodontal maintenance every three to six months.

Advanced Periodontal Care at Total Freedom Dental Implant Center

Total Freedom Dental Implant Center offers comprehensive periodontal care, including:

  • Sedation and Other Services: Ensuring comfortable and anxiety-free periodontal maintenance sessions.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: Tailored specifically to the needs of implant patients.

The Role of the Patient in Periodontal Maintenance

While professional care is crucial, patient involvement in home care is equally important. Regular brushing, flossing, and using recommended oral hygiene products form the foundation of successful implant care.

Periodontal Maintenance: Not Just for Implant Patients

While particularly important for implant patients, periodontal maintenance benefits all, promoting overall oral health and preventing gum disease in natural teeth as well.

Choose Total Freedom Dental Implant Center for Comprehensive Care

Selecting the right dental care provider is vital. Dr. Gerald L. Kaiser and his team at Total Freedom Dental Implant Center bring expertise, advanced technology, and a patient-centered approach to periodontal maintenance, ensuring your dental implants last a lifetime.

Embrace a Lifetime of Oral Health

Don’t wait for signs of trouble. Proactive periodontal care is key to maintaining the health and longevity of your dental implants. Contact Dr. Gerald L. Kaiser, DDS, at Total Freedom Dental Implant Center in Scottsdale, AZ, today. Call 480-860-9002 to schedule your periodontal maintenance appointment and invest in the future of your smile.


  1. American Academy of Periodontology: Periodontal Maintenance
  2. Journal of Clinical Periodontology: The Importance of Periodontal Care in Implant Maintenance
  3. International Journal of Implant Dentistry: Periodontal Maintenance for Longevity of Dental Implants

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Total Freedom is a custom solution and one of the most well recognized dental implants providers in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

We’re about providing the treatment that best fits you. That could mean a full set of new teeth. It could mean fewer implants than you anticipated. It could mean you don’t require any implants at all. When we can save the teeth you have, that’s what we recommend.

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People travel from all over the country to Arizona for consultations and treatment with Dr. Kaiser. It’s unquestionably worth the trip.

Whether you’re seeking a first or second opinion, or even if you decide to choose another dental provider, a consultation with Dr. Kaiser will provide you with invaluable insights into your unique dental situation and the available options. You won’t be disappointed.



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