Platinum Dental







Periodontal Maintenance


Periodontal disease is a chronic (long-lasting) problem. It can return if you don't get regular follow-up care. You also must pay careful attention to oral hygiene at home. At Platinum Dental we assess your periodontal health at each maintenance visit. This helps us to determine if you have active or controlled periodontal disease.


Maintenance usually includes visits with your dentist, or hygienist. They may occur two to four times a year. How often you go will depend on several factors:

  • Whether you have mild, moderate or severe periodontal disease

  • Whether your disease tends to come back

  • Whether your risk of periodontal disease is higher than average.


A typical maintenance visit may include:

  • A periodontal examination

  • A look at the amount of plaque on your teeth

  • An evaluation of your oral hygiene and review of home care

  • Cleaning and polishing of your teeth, including the removal of plaque, calculus (tartar) and stains

  • X-rays

  • Treatment of tooth sensitivity