After the fulfilment of the periodontal treatment, will I still need to see the periodontist or will I be able to have dental cleanings with my dentist?

It must be made clear that if you have periodontitis, you need to have your teeth cleaned more often than if you didn't have. Moreover in cases of periodontitis, a simple dental cleaning is not enough. During the maintenance periodontal visit your teeth will be professionally cleaned and will also be scaled and root planed in localized areas. The most suitable person to offer this treatment is a periodontist. In certain cases the periodontist may judge that the scaling and root planing can be done less frequently  (for example one to two times a year  instead of  three to four  times) and suggest regural  cleanings in the mean time with the general dentist.