The goal of periodontal therapy is to control and stabilize your condition. Although treatment is very efficient, your rigorous oral hygiene, as well as frequent visits at your dentist and periodontist are essential to optimize the success of your therapy.
Periodontal therapy will reduce the bacterial load, reduce inflammation, and stop the progression of bone loss. However, don't forget that if you have already developed a periodontal infection in the past, it's also because you have a susceptibility to this type of condition. This fragility remains even after therapy, which reiterates the importance of frequent cleanings and visits, commonly called periodontal maintenance.