A 43-year-old member asked:
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how painful is dental debridement?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dental: Should not be painful, depending on health of your teeth
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Topical Anesthetic: With a good topical anesthetic a full mouth debridement should not be painful.
Answered on May 2, 2013
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Should not: If anesthetic is used, then the actual debridement should not be painful.
Answered on May 4, 2013
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Not Painful: To be honest, even in cases of extreme calculus and granulated surrounding tissues, I have only had patients state after the procedure they felt 'sore'. Most cases do not rise to the level of extreme either. So, for the vast majority of patients, they have little to no discomfort. The word 'pain' does not usually come into play with this procedure.
Answered on May 24, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Relatively painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow dental debridement procedure to be done virtually pain-free and worry free.
Answered on May 26, 2015

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