Monday, March 14, 2016

Possible Alternative To Deep Cleaning Teeth

**Please note that you should always be under the care of your dentist and listen solely to your dentist for treatment and diagnosis.

What I'm going to share with you here is something that worked for me and I've heard from others that it has worked for them too.

In 2005, I was told that I had moderate gum disease.  I was also told that I needed the dreaded 'deep cleaning'  or SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.

There are inherent problems with such treatments.

1.  They typically need to be redone in 1 to 3 years.

2. They are expensive

3. Some researchers have indicated that they suspect such treatments can lead to gum recession.

 I was very interested in finding something else I could do to get rid of this problem instead of undergoing the 'deep cleaning' treatment.

The dentist and hygienist were very skeptical and were insistent that I get the SRP treatment done as soon as possible.

One time, they even said if I didn't do it that day, that I would need to sign a waiver that if I lost my teeth it wouldn't be their fault.  

That was a marketing ploy.  I still declined and I was not asked to sign such a waiver.  Possibly, this is because none existed.  They just wanted to bill insurance for a deep cleaning instead of a regular cleaning  -  my opinion.  

So, I tried many things,  essential oils, oil pulling, special mouth rinses.   Nothing worked.  Every time I went back they told me that I still needed to get the deep cleaning treatment done

Then I found something that really did work:

The HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

After using it a lot for several months, I went back to the dentist and she was shocked at my improvement.  

After what seemed like a long time of looking in my mouth, she said, " Whatever you are doing, keep it up, and you don't need that treatment any longer".

I was able to avoid the deep cleaning treatment and my gums have been good ever since.   Of course, I continue to use the HydroFloss to this day.

Again, always be under the care of your dentist for any oral health related issues.  

They can monitor the depth of your periodontal pocket depths.  Generally speaking when you get to 3mm or less, most dentists will say your gums are healthy at that point.  

*Be under the care of your dentist to monitor your gum health - and if you have a loose tooth, go find a periodontist immediately.   A loose tooth is nothing to play around with.   Find a periodontist who wants to save your tooth and not just pull it and give you an implant.

-David For


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