Periodontal disease is very treatable, but cannot be fully cured. After the completion of your periodontitis treatment, you will be scheduled for regular ongoing maintenance care. These visits will involve a thorough professional cleaning and monitoring of your oral health to ensure the disease does not recur and progress further.
Two ways to treat periodontal disease involve processes known as scaling and root planing. Scaling is a professional deep cleaning to remove plaque, calculus, and surface stains from the teeth. Root planing is a procedure that involves deep cleaning of teeth at the roots to remove calculus and other substances.
We recommend scheduling your periodontal maintenance visits and your general dentistry visits on an alternating schedule. This ensures you are receiving the proper care and treatments for your oral health needs in a timely, consistent manner.