Yakima's Family Dentist

Periodontal Maintenance

After a thorough periodontal scaling and root planning, subsequent dental hygiene appointments are referred to as "periodontal maintenance" if there is residual pocketing around the teeth.

This is similar to the initial treatment, but it is easier and faster once the tartar deposits have been removed.  Regular treatments are needed to keep these deposits from forming and keeping the teeth and roots clean and smooth.

 The appointments typically require an hour every 3-6 months depending on the needs of the patient. 


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