Supportive Periodontal Therapy

Once periodontal disease is brought under control with treatment, it is very important that you get periodontal maintenance care on a regular basis. Periodontal maintenance is deeper than a normal cleaning in the dental office. Deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar. Plaque ( rhymes with “back”) is a sticky film that is always forming on your teeth. If plaque stayson teeth, it can harden above and below the gum line into a rough surface called tartar. Tartar can only be removed when teeth are cleaned by a dental professional.

Patients with a history of periodontal disease need a deeper cleaning because they have formed “pockets.” Pockets are spaces between the teeth and gums that can trap plaque and tartar. With regular deep cleanings, the pockets can shrink and the gums can become healthier.

If you have had periodontal surgery or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease you will need more frequent visits than other patients. This is because the gum pockets and other effects of periodontal disease make it more difficult for you to clean plaque from your teeth and gums. Your Periodontist/ Dentistmay recommend treatment every two to three months, or even more often.

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I went in today for a consultation and had a great experience. I am terrified of going to the dentist but Dr. Rodriguez was kind and patient with me while I had a mini breakdown. His assistants Danny and Mariano were also very kind. I have my surgery appointment in August and although I am nervous, I know I'll be in good hands.

Athenas O.

Tampa, FL

I met Dr Joan Otomo-Corgel while bringing my client to see her. While there I showed her my front gums that had amalgam leaking from very old post & core with crowns & multiple bone graft procedures.  My dentist sent my X-rays to her office and she examined my whole mouth to advise me & my dentist what she suggests as treatment options. Meeting Dr. Otomo- Corgel gave me great peace of mind about next steps. Once that part of my mouth is tackled, I would definitely come back for an implant consultation in another part of my mouth!  Her assistant Marcello was very welcoming & thorough with my intake & exam. What a blessing!

Lisa B.

Tampa, FL

Dr. Otomo is a caring and highly skilled periodontist.  I've suffered from chronic gum inflammation for years, but have seen significant improvement since I began seeing her.  She's active in the research aspects of her field and knowledgeable of the latest treatments. Her sense of humor is a nice bonus.

Ross D.

Tampa, FL