Beyond Your Smile
Periodontal disease is a chronic condition that can never be cured, only controlled. Control of periodontal disease depends upon good, effective, and daily homecare, as well as regular professional care.
Once treatment has been completed, a recommended schedule for regular cleanings (usually every three to four months) will be established.
Periodontal splinting is used for loose and weak teeth. It is done to stabilize the teeth. Basically, we place a splint behind your loose or weak tooth to help support it. We attach the loose tooth to another tooth. Because the splint is behind your tooth, nobody will ever notice!
Even if your teeth are loose from an injury or grinding your teeth, periodontal splinting can help because it evens out your bite. That way you bite evenly on all of your teeth instead of putting pressure on just one or two of them.
If periodontal disease is the reason your teeth are weak, it is important to get the disease under control. We recommend a thorough cleaning along with routine brushing and flossing. We also recommend an antibacterial mouthwash.