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Sedation used by dentist for deep cleaning and fillings?

Sedation used by dentist for deep cleaning and fillings?

Sometimes: Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this is the case, it is a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Our goal is to help patients complete their treatment and keep their teeth. Sedation (relaxation) dentistry is helping patients to do just that. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Can i have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Can i have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Why?: if you have bad gums you need a thorough job, and your gums may bleed. The rubber dam is placed to protect the fillings from contamination, it is more difficult with bleeding gums. If you get the filling before the deep cleaning and you have cavities under the gum level, the fillings may not adapt properly. Discuss the Pros and Cons with your dentist. ...Read more

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I've had gum disease for several years. My dentist hasn't recommended any procedures such as deep cleaning. Does that mean I don't need it?

I've had gum disease for several years. My dentist hasn't recommended any procedures such as deep cleaning. Does that mean I don't need it?

Not necessarily: I would be more comfortable if you saw a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, to make sure that everything possible is done to bring your gum disease into a state of remission. ...Read more

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Is a deep cleaning something that should be done regularly? I had a deep cleaning performed at the dentist during my last visit, and my teeth have felt great. I know this isn't something to have done every sixth months, but is it something that should be

Is a deep cleaning something that should be done regularly? I had a deep cleaning performed at the dentist during my last visit, and my teeth have felt great. I know this isn't something to have done every sixth months, but is it something that should be

The : The deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) were probably needed because you hadn't had a professional hygiene visit in a while. Now that the tissues around your teeth are healthy and tight, it feels great. Keep brushing and flossing daily, and visit your dentist regularly. With routine check-ups and cleanings, you will minimize the need for deep cleanings. ...Read more

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I have been informed by my dentist that I am in need of a deep cleaning? Why is it that i need deep cleaning?

Periodontal disease: Most people who need deep cleanings have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the loss of bone around your teeth. This is normally caused by bacteria deep in your gums. A deep cleaning helps to control that bacteria and control the bone loss. The longer you wait, the more bone you will lose. That bone doesn't grow back by itself. ...Read more

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How painful is a deep cleaning? I had my first dentist appointment in several years last week, and my dentist wants me back for a deep cleaning. I don't like going to the dentist, and haven't heard of a deep cleaning before. Is it something that generally

Very common: Especially if you have neglected your dental care. Over time tarter can accumulate under the gum line, and eventually destroy gum tissue. Procedure usually done under local anesthetic, so it will not hurt, but may be a bit sore after the novacaine wears off. Your dentist will give you post-rx instructions to keep you comfortable. Try not to go more than 6 months between cleanings. ...Read more

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What is a deep cleaning at the dentist? Does the dentist even floss for you?

What is a deep cleaning at the dentist? Does the dentist even floss for you?

Possibly: Usually, a deep cleaning refers to cleaning the teeth below the gum line. It is considered periodontal treatment and more involved than a routine prophy or coronal tooth polish. You can expect to pay more for this service than a "routine cleaning". ...Read more

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Does a deep cleaning at the dentist (root planing and scaling) hurt?

It could: This procedure is often accomplished under local anesthesia in order to keep it from hurting. It is essential have it done to preserve your dental health if you have periodontal issues requiring it, though. ...Read more

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