After the completion of your periodontitis treatment, you will be scheduled for regular ongoing maintenance care. These visits will involve a professional deep cleaning and monitoring of your oral health to ensure the disease does not recur and progress further.
A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is extremely different from your regular dental cleanings. While a regular cleaning cleans the surfaces of your teeth and between your teeth above the gum line, a deep cleaning removes all of the bacteria calculus (tartar), and debris that have collected under the gum line. If left untreated, your periodontal disease will advance as these particles destroy your teeth, surrounding gum tissue, and supporting bone.
We recommend scheduling your periodontal maintenance visits and your general dentistry visits on an alternating schedule. This ensures that you are receiving all of the proper care and treatments your oral health needs in a timely, consistent manner.