Your health and welfare are my greatest
concern, and more specifically, your success in controlling periodontal
disease, which is treatable, but not curable. While you will have this disease for the rest of your life, it can be
controlled, so my treatment objective is to prevent further bone loss and subsequent tooth loss. Failure to
remove the bacteria, calculus, tartar and toxins from underneath gums, will lead to bone loss resulting in loose,
unhealthy teeth, inflamed, infected, necrotic gums and foul smelling breath. I am committed to help you regain
control before it seriously affects your quality of life.
For your optimal periodontal health, I have outlined a home care plan to support your gum disease treatment today. Following these instructions carefully will help to restore your gum pocket
measurements to within healthy limits, and maintain your periodontal health in the future.
As a result of this minor invasive procedure today, you may experience some discomfort. I recommend Advil or Motrin immediately and again tonight or tomorrow as needed to relieve any discomfort.
Your next periodontal maintenance appointment will be scheduled for 6-8 weeks from today’s visit. At that time
we will re-evaluate your periodontal condition, and you will receive your follow-up periodontal maintenance
cleaning. Please commit to periodontal maintenance 4 times per year, as periodontal bacteria begin to
“recharge” every 2-3 months. Your commitment to ongoing quarterly periodontal maintenance and good dental
home care are the keys to maintaining your dental health.
Dr. Dumitru & Dr. Harris
Home Care Instructions After Cleaning
• Please floss 2 times per day. Flossing is extremely important to remove the bacteria and plaque that forms
beneath your gums.
• Please brush your teeth 2 times per day with an electric toothbrush; we have Oral B and Sonicare available
• I recommend that you use an oral irragator or proxy brush daily. We have a DVD that you can watch to see the benefits
of using an oral irrigator.
• Please use a reccommended mouthrinse for your condition by a dentist or hygienist at Virgin Valley Dental.