After being treated with periodontal therapy, frequent three month maintenance is very important to maintain the health of the gingival tissue and control the disease. Periodontal maintenance is different from a regular prophylaxis (dental cleaning). It is a deeper scaling that helps to keep bacteria from settling below the gingiva’s surface so that further damage to the periodontium is prohibited. Our hygienists use a combination of hand and ultrasonic instruments to scale away plaque and tartar buildup from all tooth surfaces, then smooth the teeth by polishing away any debris or stain that has accumulated. Frequent maintenance, along with excellent homecare, will help ensure exceptional results from periodontal therapy and keep your smile healthy for years.