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 Richard A. Miller DDS, FAGD 

​​​The Healthy Mouth

Periodontal maintenance is the key to preserving the progress you have made.  Your daily home regimen along with regular visits to our office help your gums stay healthy.

Treatment should be conservative but effective.   While your gums are numbed with an anesthetic gel a detailed cleaning of the teeth, both above and below the gum line, is performed.  This special cleaning is called scaling and root planing.

Antibiotics are sometimes recommended at the completion of the scaling and root planing.  The antibiotic selected will be targeted to your pathogenic bacteria as determined by your culture.