It is important to continue to see us regularly once your initial course of treatment has finished. We usually recommend you see us every 6 months although some people can be seen every 12 months if they are at particularly low risk of getting dental disease.
Depending on how many fillings you have, or how good your gums are, we would normally re-take routine xrays after one, two or three years and compare them with previous ones to make sure nothing has gone wrong in that time. If we do notice anything we will tell you and arrange an appointment.
A visit to the hygienist is also recommended at the same time, or at least at 6-monthly intervals. The hygienist will make sure you are cleaning your teeth the best way to ensure your gums stay healthy. Your gums are really important: they keep your teeth in!