Once periodontal disease is brought under control with treatment, it is very important that you get dental care on a regular basis.
Cleaning your mouth daily at home is a must, but it is not enough to keep periodontal disease in check. Professional care is needed to help control periodontal disease.
Periodontal maintenance involves a cleaning that is deeper than a normal cleaning in the dental office. Patients with a history of periodontal disease need deeper cleaning because periodontal “pockets” have formed. Pockets are spaces between the teeth and gums where plaque and tarter form.