Another study appearing in the Journal of Periodontology compared patients who had regular periodontal maintenance to those who were erratically seen in a periodontal practice of over a three (3) year period. The conclusion of the study of those seen on a regular basis had a significant lower progression of periodontal disease and tooth loss compared to those not seen on a regular basis. This study involved over 300 patients and is an affirmation of what has been observed in many periodontal practices over the last fifty years.
Within my practice, I have observed that patients who are maintained regularly in a pre-determined interval, have had significantly less bone and tooth loss than patients who have been seen irregularly or not at all.
These series of studies provide a motivator to take good care of your mouth!
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