A 47-year-old female asked:
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I got scaling and root planing done three months ago. I then moved far away. The new periodontist recommends I get it again. Is that too soon?

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Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not necessarily : To treat periodontitis often a 3 month recall is needed until it is in control.
Answered on Jan 10, 2016
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Dr. Robert Haake
35 years experience in Dentistry
Three months is really the "outside" timeframe for re-evaluation after having periodontal treatment. Waiting longer can allow the bacteria responsible for causing peridontitis a chance to re-establish themselves and cause it to start recurring.
Jan 4, 2016

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