You may have recently had a procedure to eradicate gingivitis or periodontal disease from your mouth and gums, but don’t relax and think you won’t need to see your dentist for another year.
Plaque and tartar begin to form almost immediately following a treatment. Many patients aren’t aware that periodontal maintenance is the only sure way to keep gum disease from returning. Periodontal maintenance is regularly performed at certain intervals after procedures such as scaling and root planing. Periodontal maintenance includes the removal of plaque and tartar, scaling and tooth planing and polishing.