OK - I was at the dentist the other day to get my permanent crown put in and he insisted on doing full x-rays, etc. since I haven't seen a dentist for 20 years. He said that I needed deep cleaning of my teeth because of gum disease...I don't really know what this is or why it's such a big deal. Anyway, he said it's done under anesthesia by applying local gel. My question is - who will do the procedure? a dental hygenist? is it painfull? what can I expect?
Thank you very much!!