What happens after I have completed my treatment at the periodontal office?
Supportive treatment is very important. Since periodontal disease is not curable, it can recur at any time. Good home care, including brushing, flossing and the use of the WaterPik or perioaid is mandatory. Routine dental cleanings and checkups at a three month interval are necessary to monitor your periodontal health. These periodontal cleanings are completed by the dental hygienist. Any new gum changes are reported to the periodontist for determination of the next potential step of treatment.