What is it?This consists of four main stages:1 Reassessment
– This involves assessments of the periodontal status, including repeat measurements of pockets, bleeding, recession, mobility and oral hygiene levels. 2 Diagnosis– based on the measurements taken, we can diagnoses disease that may have relapsed, or detect new disease. By complying with recommended maintenance intervals, this can be found early, thereby avoiding the need for extensive repeat treatment. 3 Treatment – any remaining pockets (either existing or relapsed) are rescaled, sometimes with the use of local anaesthetic.