Dr. Edward Karl DDS
Periodontics and Implants
Call: (860) 519-1321


Compassionate Aftercare for Periodontal Disease

happy middle aged couple outdoorsWe understand how difficult and stressful it can be to deal with the effects of periodontal disease. Dr. Edward Karl and his skilled team address your gum disease with care and compassion to allow you to resume your life free of pain and distraction.

At the practice of Edward Karl, DDS, our goals are simple: we want to get your gum disease under control, restore your oral health, and guide you through every step of the recovery process. Our team provides nonjudgmental assistance and takes the time to understand your unique needs so that we can set you on the road to a healthy smile. We’re continually searching for ways to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, and we hope to hear from you at our West Hartford office soon!


Restoring Your Dental Health with Efficient Aftercare

Treatment from a periodontist is essential to getting your gum disease under control, but it’s just as important to have a strong support system in place following the procedure. Dr. Karl is committed to halting the spread of your gum disease and providing you with the techniques and knowledge you need to maintain your oral health. Our team helps by:

Showing you how to take care of problem spots in your mouth: We assess your situation and make recommendations on which dental products can keep your teeth and gums clean. Dr. Karl can recommend toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental devices that allow you to target the areas of your mouth most affected by gum disease.

Providing dental techniques & tips: While your gums recover from periodontal disease, it’s crucial to establish good oral hygiene habits. By taking just a few minutes out of every morning and evening, you can enhance your dental health. Our West Hartford periodontist reviews your practices and provides tailored advice to maximize the effectiveness of your daily routine.

Checking in on your well-being: Your long-term health is vital to all our team members. We’re here to act as a resource to you. If you have questions about periodontal disease, best aftercare practices, or dental techniques in general, Dr. Karl is happy to answer them. Our team is easily accessible and ready to help whenever you need us.

Our Post-Operation Routine

close up of smiling senior manAll of our treatments are fully customized to suit your unique needs, from scaling and root planing to our range of soft tissue procedures. After your treatment, Dr. Karl has a discussion with you to explain how to best take care of your smile. He’ll review proper techniques for brushing and flossing to modify and correct your routine for the best results.

No two smiles are entirely alike, and the techniques that work best for one patient may not be ideal for someone with a different smile alignment or gum health. We strive to provide relevant insights into your situation. At our practice, you’re an essential part of our dental family, and we are always looking for ways to protect and enhance your smile. We are committed to supporting you with our experience and expertise in the years following your treatment.

5 Tips for Establishing Excellent Dental Hygiene

During your visit, Dr. Karl will discuss your specific dental situation with you and provide personalized advice, recommendations, and techniques. In the meantime, we’ve come up with a list of general suggestions beneficial to anyone looking to improve their oral health.

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day: By regularly brushing your teeth, you keep plaque from settling and protect your smile.
  2. Floss every day: As useful as toothbrushes are, they aren’t capable of reaching every single part of your smile, particularly the spaces between teeth. Using dental floss keeps these hard-to-reach areas clean.
  3. Use mouthwash: Mouthwash helps reduce the amount of plaque between your teeth. If you’re uncertain which brand to use, we can provide suggestions during your next visit.
  4. Brush with an electric toothbrush: An electric toothbrush is more efficient at removing plaque than a manual toothbrush. With your electric toothbrush’s timer, it’s easier than ever to know how long to brush each region of your mouth.
  5. Keep up with your maintenance visits: When you neglect to visit your dentist for a substantial length of time, your dental health suffers. Seeing our West Hartford periodontist at regular intervals keeps your gums and teeth healthy.

Proactive Maintenance Cleanings to Minimize Future Risk

After you’ve been treated for gum disease, Dr. Karl will likely recommend a series of maintenance cleanings to reduce the risk of further infections. These thorough cleanings occur at three-month intervals, as opposed to regular checkups every six months. Our team efficiently cleans your gums and teeth and checks for any symptoms that need to be monitored moving forward.

During your maintenance cleaning, our West Hartford periodontist checks in with you to make sure your gums are recovering. Our team hopes to see good progress at each return visit. By keeping up your oral health routine, you help your gums heal faster and reduce the need for future treatments.

Thorough Periodontal Aftercare to Protect Your Dental Health

We are excited to help you resume your healthy lifestyle following your diagnosis of gum disease. From the moment you walk through the doors to our practice, Dr. Karl and his team take care to treat you with the utmost dignity, respect, and care. Contact the practice of Edward Karl, DDS, today regarding our treatments!


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