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what are the procedures for scaling and planing on root periodontics?

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Dr. Allen Zebrack
Dentistry 9 years experience
Four quads: For scaling and root planing a quadrant is numbed and the teeth and root surface are cleaned hopefully to the the base of the pocket. Necrotic tissue is removed at the same time.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: You are numbed in the area using local anesthetic. This is followed by the use of hand and ultrasonic instrumentation to remove the deposits that have formed on your teeth.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is a periodontist?

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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Floss & Brush!: Periodontitis is a gum infection/inflammation that can spread and destroy soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth.Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease than those with out. See your dentist for check ups and floss and brush everyday!
A 29-year-old member asked:

Does a diabetic need to see a periodontist over a regular dentist?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: If your diabetes is controlled, you should not need to seek specialized dental care.
A 45-year-old member asked:

In chicago. Does anyone know good periodontist ?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Terry Sandroff: While i may not be close to my family...I do know I have a first cousin who is a periodontist. When i was a vp do a dental insurance company based in chicago i heard his name mentioned several times while up there for meetings. Just tell him his cousin in st. Louis say hi. Earl.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between periodontist and a regular dentist, and would you be able to find one who takes self pay?

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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Simple: Periodontists specialize in gum diseases, generally not hard to find a dentist that takes cash check or charge.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between a periodontist and a regular dentist?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
Additional Training: A periodontist has gone through dental school, like other dentists, but then continued with specialized training for an additional 2-3 years. They specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the tissues surrounding teeth...Basically gums and bone. They treat gum disease, place implants, perform oral plastic surgery, and so on. Generally, if you need to see one, your regular dentist will refer you.

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