How often should I see a dentist if I have periodontitis?

Talk to your dentist about what is best for you. Depending on how advanced your periodontitis is, you may need to see your dentist very often. Even once your periodontitis is treated, you should still see your dentist as often as they recommend for regular cleanings and dental examinations.

To treat your periodontitis, your dentist may recommend several professional cleanings or scaling to remove plaque deposits under your gum. You may experience some discomfort, bleeding, and tenderness after your treatment, but it will soon subside. Follow your dentist's oral hygiene recommendations, including scheduled visits, to resolve your periodontitis.

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