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Deep cleaning for periodontitis in one sitting, is that possible?

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Dr. Seth Rosen
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on how severe the periodontitis.
If it's very severe, it will probably not be possible to complete a deep cleaning in one sitting. However, if it is moderate then it probably will be possible.

In brief: Depends

It depends on how severe the periodontitis.
If it's very severe, it will probably not be possible to complete a deep cleaning in one sitting. However, if it is moderate then it probably will be possible.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Dr. Seth Rosen
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Periodontitis can be classified as Mild, Moderate, and Severe. The degree of severity generally does not determine whether one sitting is recommended - but the distribution of disease, anticipated patient discomfort, and anesthetic requirements. Generally, removing the most bacteria, the fastest, is the most healthy. For patients with disease only in the molar areas, we often complete scaling and root planing in one sitting. Actually, in LANAP cases, since scaling and root planing (tartar removal) is effectively accomplished simultaneously with Laser Irradiation, this is another situation where one sitting can be all it takes.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Be careful though - sometimes your dental benefit provider will refuse to pay for treatment done in one sitting.

In brief: Yes

Be careful though - sometimes your dental benefit provider will refuse to pay for treatment done in one sitting.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. Jatin Shah
Yes but depending upon the amount of tartar , condition of gum , there may be post operative sensitivity or discomfort . dentist decides
Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is possible but..

I'm alway a bit suspicious about it all done at once.
Many people say they have had a deep cleaning but... A true deep cleaning is usually done a side at a time, the area is numbed and costs more than a regular cleaning. Also of interest, if the whole mouth is done on the same day, many insurance companies won't pay for it. And it's a proven myth that doing the whole mouth at once is best.

In brief: It is possible but..

I'm alway a bit suspicious about it all done at once.
Many people say they have had a deep cleaning but... A true deep cleaning is usually done a side at a time, the area is numbed and costs more than a regular cleaning. Also of interest, if the whole mouth is done on the same day, many insurance companies won't pay for it. And it's a proven myth that doing the whole mouth at once is best.
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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