How long does the periodontal treatment last?

The treatment of periodontitis may  last several months. Basically the initial phase of periodontal therapy, meaning the conservative scaling and root planing usually lasts one and a half month. From that point and beyond, the periodontist will judge whether there is need for further  surgical treatment. The time that the second phase will last is relative to the number of surgical procedures needed as well as how soon the patient wishes to have them done. A usual period between two surgical procedures is one to two months.