The answer to this question varies from person to person. Your periodontist will work with you to create a schedule that best protects your oral health. The intervals between periodontal maintenance visits may range from every few weeks to a few times a year, and the frequency may be influenced by:
- Risk factors such as genetics or tobacco use
- Severity of periodontal disease
- Severity of bone loss
- Overall general health
- At-home oral hygiene
At each periodontal maintenance visit your periodontist will monitor your disease progression and treatment effectiveness and may increase or decrease the frequency of your visits accordingly.