Showing posts with label SRP treatment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SRP treatment. Show all posts

Monday, August 1, 2016

Can You Avoid A Deep Cleaning (SRP) Treatment?

Can You Avoid A Deep Cleaning (SRP) Treatment?  

Possibly, but you want to do so while working with your dentist.   It will be your dentist who will tell you when and if your gums are healthy enough to avoid the SRP - Scaling and Root Planing or Deep Cleaning Treatment. 

These are often expensive procedures.   Unfortunately, they are usually only temporary.  You'll find that they need to be repeated again in 1 to 3 years depending on how long or even if your gums are able to maintain a healthier state. 

So, how can you prevent this from happening to you?  Of, if you are already facing this situation, how can you convince your dentist that you no longer need this treatment?   

Well, it turns out that there is a relatively objective way to measure gum health.  It is most likely one of the indicators your dentist utilized when determining that you need this more costly and potentially painful treatment.   

Periodontal Pocket Depths - What Are They And What Do They Mean To You AND Your Gums?

The objective indicator that I mentioned above is / are called periodontal pocket depths.  Around every tooth there is a gap between the tooth and the gum that can be tested with a periodontal probe.   This is something that your dentist or hygienist will check / measure for you. 

What you want to hear is that your periodontal pocket depths are 3mm or less.   Generally speaking, most dental professionals will say that your gums are healthy at that point.   Conversely, and again generally speaking, most dental professionals will consider you gums unhealthy (diseased) when those pockets are above 3mm.   

They can get as high as 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or even 11 mm and even deeper.  

So, the key to convincing your dentist that you no longer need the recommended SRP or Deep Cleaning treatment that costs so much is to show her that your periodontal pocket depths have shrunk back to 3 or less.  This is the level that I just mentioned that generally speaking, most dental professionals accept as an indicator of healthy gum tissue.  

Shrink your pockets back to 'normal' levels and your make your dentist go "Wow" and you may be able to escape the previous pronouncement that you needed the extra treatment!  

How Do You Shrink Those Pockets Down? 

There are a variety of methods and none of them are guaranteed to work 100% of the time.   However, I can tell you the one thing that I find works for a high percentage of people.   My perception of 'high percentage" is, admittedly, subjective.   However,  I can tell you what has worked for me and for many other people I have spoken with.  

That one thing that I believe has worked for the most people is the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

After I shrunk my pockets down using the HydroFloss my dentist was amazed and pronounced that I no longer needed that SRP treatment.   I was very happy.  

I'm not the only one, I have spoken to many people over the years and many people have obtained great results too 

To give yourself the greatest chance of obtaining results, you must use the HydroFloss properly.   This is something I share with customers of Toothy Grins Store.   Once you purchase your HydroFloss at (and only here) , I will be glad to share the 'secrets' to getting the best results.  

The best part is that you will work in coordination with your own dental office to check and verify and be able to tell you if it worked for you too - or not.   You will always remain under the care of your own dentist of choice.  

The goal is to shrink those pockets down to levels they will accept as healthy.  Generally this will be 3mm or less for most professionals.   

I hope I have been able to provide at least a glimmer of hope that you might be able to avoid that SRP (Scaling and Root Planing or Deep Cleaning) treatment that you have been told you need.   

Leave a comment below to tell me how I did... 


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Deep Cleaning or Scaling And Root Planing Costs

Costs Seem To Vary Greatly

There seems to be a lot of variation on the costs of Scaling and Root Planing Treatments across the nation and even across towns.   One article I read put the cost at around $250 per quadrant - which would be $1000 for the whole mouth (four quadrants).

I've also heard $1600 for the whole mouth and even more.   So, there seems to be a great deal of variation.   I've seen much higher and much lower.   It might pay to shop around. 

My Experience

My own experience is one where I actually avoided the cost of this treatment.   That's because I was able to shrink my periodontal pocket depths and get my gums to a healthy state again.

At the time I was told that the ONLY thing that would help me was this treatment.  That is what my dentist, at that time, said to me.   In fact, I was told that if I refused the treatment, they would not be responsible if I lost my teeth.

I was pretty sure that things were not as dramatic as that.  But, I was aware that there was a problem to be solved.  The hygienist mentioned to me that once I had that treatment, every subsequent cleaning would need to be 'special'.

I didn't like the sound of any of this.  So, I set out to see what I could do.

After my success, I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease, A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease.   I have always had the wish that more people could get the information and knowledge that are in this book.

General Terms Only

I do feel obligated to say that what I have said on this page is in general terms only.  For specific questions about your own unique dental health situation, you should direct those questions to your doctor or periodontist.

Having said that.  Here is the primary tool that helped me make my gums healthy again.   It worked so well that the dentist and hygienist were shocked by my progress.  The dentist said: "Whatever you are doing keep it up.  You don't need that treatment now."

This story had a happy ending! 


PS: I think every family could benefit from my book.  a lot of people have the problem of gum disease whether they know it yet or not.