Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Deep Cleaning Alternative?

Is There An Alternative To Deep Cleaning, a.k.a SRP or Scaling and Root Planing?  

As human beings we are blindsided by many things in life.  Our foresight is rather limited.  We aren't necessarily aware of all the things that will affect us in the future, nor all of the things that affect us now.  

So, one day you walk into your dentist's office and the dentist or hygienist (or both) tell you that you have moderate gum disease and need a deep cleaning treatment.   They go on to explain that this means digging underneath your gum line to remove built up plaque and tartar.  In one variation, they may also insert time released antibiotics as well. 

You are quite surprised.  You never knew that you had this problem.  On top of not being sure about how this came about, you don't know if it could have been prevented or stopped now. 

You do a little research and you notice that scaling and root planing treatments (deep cleanings) could possibly trigger gum recession.    The plot thickens and the story does not look appealing. 

You start to wonder if there is something else you can do before undergoing this procedure that typically has to be repeated in the future - usually within 1 to 3 years.   There has to be another answer. 

That's where I was at, "There has to be another answer".   I started the long and arduous journey to understand this problem and what I MIGHT be able to do about it. 

Fortunately, I was able to avoid the deep cleaning and my gums became healthy again.   But, it wasn't that I found the answer immediately. 

I experimented with a number of concepts and ideas, tools and products.   I tried different mouthwashes,  essential oils, oil pulling, an electric toothbrush and probably other things that I have forgotten about. 

I would go back to the dentist periodically to see if anything I was doing was working.   It wasn't.  The dentist was NOT impressed and continued to push me towards the deep cleaning treatment. 

I resisted.  "There had to be an answer",  I thought.  

That answer came in the form of a machine that sits in my bathroom and that I continue to use daily. 

It's called the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator 

Again, I still use it to this day.

It wasn't just me it helped.  I have talked to others with similar experiences.

Of course, you should always be under the care of your dentist or periodontist if you have gum disease or any other type of oral health problem.

In fact, you can use their expertise to verify if the hydrofloss is working for you or not.

They can measure your periodontal pocket depths.   

Generally speaking, when you get those depths down to 3mm or less, most dental health professionals will say your gums are healthy at that point.

So, there you have it:  An objective way to know if the HydroFloss or anything else you have been trying is working for you!

Of course, there are no guarantees because every human body is unique and different.  But it worked for me and many other people too.   So, maybe it is worth a try for you and it certainly costs less than a deep cleaning treatment, a lot less.

-David For

PS:  Get your free guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps. 

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