If you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, you may undergo a special cleaning called scaling and root planning. You also may have also had periodontal surgery for treatment. The dental cleaning, which is recommended following these treatments, is called periodontal maintenance care. After your scaling and root planning visits, our hygienist will customize a specific recall schedule for you.
Periodontal maintenance includes a cleaning which goes deeper than a typical cleaning at the dental office. Patients who have a history of periodontal disease require these deeper cleanings because of the formation of periodontal pockets. These pockets are spaces between the teeth and the gums where there are formations of plaque and tartar.