After gum treatment, long-term professional care by the dental hygienist is planned. The frequency of these appointments depends on what are termed residual gum pockets.
After gum treatment, long-term success for many years can be ensured only if patients practice optimal oral hygiene at home every day, thus preventing their gums from becoming inflamed again by new bacterial coatings.
For the optimal long-term success, it is also important to continue to have ongoing professional care by the dental hygienist so that any recurring problems can be detected and remedied in time.
The intervals for these appointments with the dental hygienist are usually three, four, or six months. The frequency depends on the quality of oral hygiene, the extent of gum inflammation, and the presence of what are termed residual gum pockets.