Our Professional & Friendly Dentists Periodontal Therapy home Periodontal Therapy Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Your dentist or dental hygienist conducts a periodontal examination. This painless procedure is used to measure and determine the severity of the periodontal disease. Periodontal Maintenance Program Daily home care is imperative in controlling plaque and tartar formation. Unremoved plaque from your teeth can turn into tartar in only twenty-four hours. Periodontal Therapy Periodontal disease is a chronic (long-lasting) problem. It can return if you don’t get regular follow-up care. You also must pay careful attention to oral hygiene at home.