Maintenance, or Periodontal Cleanings, are continued periodontal therapy.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease is a chronic problem, much like diabetes, and must
be controlled through regular periodontal cleanings (even though you may have
had periodontal surgery or non-surgical treatment). The schedule will vary
from case to case, but typically periodontal cleanings are required on a more
frequent basis than the six month interval often recommended for patients
with healthy gums. The interval between cleanings that's right for you will
be determined by Dr. Herman following your initial periodontal treatments.