Showing posts with label 10mm periodontal pockets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10mm periodontal pockets. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Can You Do Anything About 8 - 10 mm Periodontal Pockets?

Imagine this scenario:  You have been told by your dentist or hygienist that you have deep periodontal pockets.  Some are as deep as 8-10 mms.

They tell you that you need to have a 'deep cleaning' or SRP (Scaling and Root Planing Treatment)  Check out the average cost on these. 

So, you start to figure out that you need to get your periodontal pockets down to 3mm or less to be considered 'healthy'.

That seems like quite a jump from 8 or 10 mms to 3, doesn't it? tips were specially designed to aid in this purpose.   Of course, no guarantee can be made because every human body is different.

But the tool that goes along with these tips, has helped a number of people shrink their pockets.

You can always find out for sure, but having your periodontal pockets measured again at your next office visit.  Then you can compare the new results to the old.   If they are getting smaller or have completely shrunk to that 3mm or less level,  I guess you have been doing something right!

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Friday, May 24, 2013

How To Shrink Gum Pockets

how to shrink gum pocketsWhat if you know you have deep periodontal pockets?   Maybe your dental hygienist and or dentist told you so?  

Are you stuck feeling that your only hope is an expensive and potentially painful treatment? (Anesthetic wears-off after all)

What about the long term effects of such treatments?   Always get full disclosure about a treatment and the possible side-effects.  If you don't ask, you might not be told.

Working With Your Dentist

You definitely want to continue working with your dentist or find a new one.   You'll need them anyway to verify or disprove your progress.    So stick with your dentist or get a new one.  In either case, be under the care of one.

What's The Scoop On These Gum Pockets (Periodontal Pocket Depths) ?

Generally speaking any pockets above 3mm are considered 'unhealthy' by most dental professionals.

Therefore, generally speaking, you want all of your pockets to be 3mm and below.

Shrinking Them

Shrinking these pockets basically means making the gum tissue healthy again.   So, more brushing and flossing can certainly help and should be done.  But are they going to be enough?  If they were enough, why do so many people still have gum problems?

Many people, including myself, have had good luck with the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.   My pockets shrunk and my gums became healthier.  My dentist actually told me, "whatever you are doing, keep it up".

I tried other things before the Hydro Floss, but the Hydro Floss was what worked the best and most effectively for me.  For others too!  No two people are the same, so you can only be sure by testing it. But, I would say it works for a LOT of people.

The Test To See If It Works For You 

This is where your dental office comes in.  You will be having them validate your progress or lack thereof.  

Use the Hydro Floss for a solid month.   Use it effectively.  

Then go back to your dentist and have them measure your pocket depths.   Seeing Improvement?  GREAT.  Keep it up.

If not, then you know it didn't work for you and something more or something else is needed.  But, I think the chances are really good that you'll see improvement.

In any case, your dentist is the one to ask about specific questions regarding your unique situation. Get your dentist or hygienist to tell you if those pockets have shrunk or not.  Then you'll know for sure if it worked for you.

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PS: pick up your free guides on   stopping gum disease  and defeating bad breath

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hydro Floss Cannula Tips

Hydro Floss Cannula Tips

These particular cannula tips come with the extension, so you don't need to worry about paying extra to get an extension.

An extension will be needed because the cannula tips will not fit directly on handle.  The 'extender' or 'adapter' will allow you to attach to the handle.

The purpose of these tips is to help people who have 8-10 mm periodontal pockets.  They are to be used after the regular jet tips and NOT instead of.  

Of course,  you will want your hygienist or dentist to properly measure those depths for you.  Generally speaking, 3mm and below is considered healthy.  So, if you already know that your pockets are at 8-10 mm as verified by your dentist, then you may want to consider these tips.  Of course, you should ask your dentist about it.

These tips are only designed to work with the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator and no other type of irrigator.    To understand why the Hydro Floss oral irrigator is the one you want to be working with anyway,  read this.

I would also suggest, regardless of where your periodontal pocket depths are,  and this includes those who ARE at 3mm and below (for the purpose of prevention) you may want to download this free guide (free with email submit):   I am the person who wrote:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

I think with that guide, things will make a lot more sense in regards to how to use your Hydro Floss properly and how to measure your results (with the help of your doctor).

I just speak in general terms here.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be addressed by your periodontist or dentist.   But, I do think you will get a lot of good information out of that free guide.   You will find even more in the book I wrote:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease

If you have any question, feel free to call Toothy Grins Store at 1-888-586-6849  (same number you see at the top of the page).


PS:  We have special tips for 5-6 mm pockets as well,  you can read about them here and here.