Everybody is different depending on how healthy your gums are. Normally, if you have a history of gum disease, we try and see you every six months, to help prevent it occurring again. Occasionally we need to see you more often, if you have deep gum pockets, or if you are having difficulty with your home-care. This ensures the gum pockets remain as plaque-free as possible helping maintain gum health.
By the time we see bleeding around a pocket it is telling us that the gum condition is active and maybe getting worse again. It is important to remember that you cannot clean down into the pocket yourself at home, so professional hygienist intervention combined with good homecare is important to achieve optimal gum health.