Dental Health Community
Do I really need deep cleaning?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dental issues, bridges, cavities, crowns, orthodontics, and x-rays.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Do I really need deep cleaning?

My gums are pink and do not bleed from brushing or flossing and I have a few 4's in the back.  I do have some irritation from irritating crown margins and hypersensitivity to dental materials.  Why do dental hygienists push for deep cleaning?  Have it done, they say, then come back every 3 months for a cleaning instead of twice a year.  I'm always told I have hardly any tartar.  Is it the extra money?  I worry about getting any infection from previous patients because no matter how clean they try to be, there is always contamination and HIV is a big worry now.  I ordered a Hydro Floss oral irrigator and highly recommend www.mamagums.com  who is a dental hygienist who is big on baking soda, peroxide, and oral irrigators.
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
Well, I had the deep cleaning done and it was an expensive waste of time.  I think it's just a scam to make a lot more money.  She only did a couple of teeth in each quadrant and decided they were less than 4 mm deep.  2-3 is normal. She really could find any "pockets" so I am wondering why she kept pressuring me to have it done$$$$.   But I did research gum disease and as a result learned that what I have are chronic allergic reactions going on around my metal crowns that can mimic gum disease in appearance.  And I bought a Hydro-Floss oral irrigator as recommended by mamagums.com and I love it.  Just remember not use it above a "5" setting and keep it moving while bending over the sink.  People with gum disease report pockets healing up.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dental Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
scottma
taipei, Taiwan