Showing posts with label scaling and root planing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scaling and root planing. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2019

How I Avoided A Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

I Was Able To Avoid A Scaling And Root Planing Treatment With the Help Of The HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

If you have been told by your dentist or hygienist that you need a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment  (SRP) or a 'Deep Cleaning' then you may relate to a few emotions that I myself have felt.  

1.  Scared  - What the heck?  That sounds awful.  You want to do WHAT to my gums?  When I heard the description of what they wanted to do, I was a bit frightened.   

2.  Disbelief - How Did this problem happen to me?   Why didn't anyone warn me?  Surely, someone could have told me what to do to prevent this.  How did it get so bad, so fast?   Or, has it been this way and they are just telling me now when it is time for an expensive treatment?  

3. Desperation:  I didn't like the sound of what they want to do.    What can I do to save my gums and avoid this crazy sounding procedure that also happens to be expensive?  

This is how my journey began.   I had periodontal pocketing in the 4, 5 and even 6 mm range.   I had to figure out what that meant in the first place, along my path to finding a solution. 

I tried many things.  I tried oil pulling.  I tried essential oils.  I tried various mouthwashes and toothpastes.  I flossed a lot!  

But every time I went back, the dentist told me that I needed to get that Scaling and Root Planing treatment right away. 

Finally, I tried one last thing.   And it WORKED. 

This is what I tried:

I used it far more than I needed to, I later realized.   But it worked!  And I was so happy to hear the dentist say, in disbelief:  "Whatever you are doing, keep it up and you DON'T need that treatment any more".

She didn't ask me what I had done, which seemed rather strange to me.   Wouldn't she want her other patients to know?

Anyway,  if anyone is facing this problem, the key is to shrink those periodontal pockets down.   3mm or less is generally considered healthy gums by most dental professionals.   But above 3 is usually considered the opposite.

So that is a little secret that your dentist or hygienist probably didn't tell you.  I don't know why,  but it seems to me knowledge is power.   Withholding knowledge is a little like control, isn't it?

I cannot guarantee that what I did will work for you.   But it did work for me and it appears that it has worked for others over the years too. 

It just wouldn't be fair if no one told you to try this first, right?    So that's why I'm writing this.

Always be under the care of a dental professional.  The best one for gum health and disease is a periodontist. 

Stay healthy and well.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

HydroFloss Helped Me to Avoid a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

The HydroFloss Helped me to Avoid a scaling and root planing treatment (SRP) also Known as a 'Deep Cleaning'.  

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Way back in 2005 my dentist and hygienist were trying to convince me that I needed a SRP treatment.  

This is where they 'dig' underneath your gum line to clean out built up plaque and tartar.  

When you have pockets that are greater than 3mm, your dentist may want to perform this treatment as well. 

Certainly, you can submit to this treatment if you wish to.  I won't be mad about it.  

It's just that I refused the treatment and was determined to find something else that would work. 

There are a few problems that come with this treatment.   It can spark gum recession.   They are going to use metal instruments to 'dig' below your gum line after all. 

So, I tried everything I could think of.    1.5 years later, they were still telling me to get this treatment.  

I finally tried this device: 

And it worked!  

After using it for a few months, I went back to the dentist.  They were shocked.  The dentist told me to keep doing whatever I was doing and that I didn't need the deep cleaning treatment any longer.  

After that, I started selling these machines.  I was so happy.  I thought it would be the perfect thing to share with other people facing the same problem. 

Many of my customers over the years have told me that they too have had great results in making their gums healthy again too!    

It works for many of us.  But every person is different.  Every human body is different.  Can't guarantee it for everyone.   I have a few helpful tips to share with people who buy it from one of the following links only, that might increase the odds in your favor.  

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Photo Credit :  Jill Wellington    - Thanks Jill!  

Monday, October 21, 2013

An Alternative To Deep Cleaning

A  Deep Cleaning Treatment is Also Known as A SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

Of course, I must start off by telling you that you should always be under the care of a dentist.  You also have the right to visit another dentist if you are not happy with the one that you have.  

You also should not avoid recommended treatments without hearing the opinion of another dentist.   You should always go to your dentist for advice, diagnosis and treatment.  

Having said that,  I am going to tell you how I avoided a deep cleaning treatment which is also called a SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.  

My Alternative

I tried many different things.  Nothing seemed to work.  Every time I went to the dentist they told me that my gums were NOT better and that I needed to have this 'deep cleaning' treatment done.  

They even told me that if I didn't get it done and I lost my teeth that it wouldn't be their fault.  At one point I was told that I needed to sign a waiver.   I told them I would sign one but they didn't actually have anything for me to sign.   That was interesting... 

So, eventually I came across this device.   I thought I would give it a try.   I used it a lot for several months and went back to the very same dentist who had told me that nothing else would help me but the 'deep cleaning' treatment.  

The Results?  

My dentist was visibly surprised and so was the hygienist.  After looking in my mouth for a long time, the dentist finally said:  "Whatever you are doing, keep doing it.   You don't need that treatment anymore".   



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Reader Response To : How I Avoided A Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

Reader Response

 Shortly after I published this post on How I Avoided A Scaling and Root Planing Treatment, I received this response when I sent the post out to my subscribers:

"Read your book and wish I had not done the scaling and planing.
Bought the Hydrofloss. Checkup is Dec.
Gums look better.
The $$$$$$$ Arestin capsules put under my gums were useless.
Many of them at $90 ea.
My dentist knew about Hydrofloss, the gum, good teeth rinses, etc.,
but never told me about any of that.

Started researching alternatives to gum surgery, tooth extraction, implants, etc. 

and found your site."

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Alternative To Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

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*Please be advised that you should be under the care and advice of your physician at all times.  If you don't agree or have a question mark about what your dental professional is telling you, you might consider going to visit another dentist for a second, third and even fourth opinion.

I'm going to tell you about how I was able to avoid a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.  (SRP)  I was cleared by the same dentist who told me I HAD to get that treatment previously.

Saving Money

These  SRPs, in the United States, can be quite expensive.  From what I can tell $1500 for the whole mouth is the average.  Some areas of the country are much higher.

In addition, these treatments often need to be redone in 1 to 3 years.

More advanced (and more expensive)  treatments may also have a temporary benefit, but the problem  may return later.

What Is My Story

I was told that I needed one of these Scaling and Root Planing Treatments.   I was told it was the only thing that could help me.

I tried a few things on my own to see if I could make a difference.  But on every visit, they told me there was still a problem.

Then,  I tried the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator  .   When I went back, the dentist and the hygienist both had apparent expressions of disbelief.   After looking in my mouth for quite some time, the dentist said, "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer".

Of course, I was quite happy to hear that.   For around $100, I was able to avoid a treatment that often costs around $1500!

Knowing how to keep my gums healthy has probably saved me a lot more money over time!

* I can only tell you my experience.   There is no guarantee that anything can work for 100% of the people 100% of the time.  You should always be under the care of your dentist or periodontist.  They can monitor your progress or lack thereof.

Here is how you can tell if it is working for you. 

From your dentist, find out what your current periodontal pockets are.   Generally speaking, most dental professionals will consider your gums unhealthy if your depths are above 3mm.

Conversely, they generally consider your gums healthy when they are all below 3mm.

So, you simply use your hydro floss the right way (in addition to your regular brushing and flossing) for about a month and then go back to your dentist and have those pockets measured again.   Then you will know if you are improving or if you made it all the way, or if it is not working for you.

Simple and easy.

You can download this guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps.  


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Friday, June 28, 2013

Scaling And Root Planing Costs In Kentucky

I just talked to a potential Hydro Floss user from Kentucky.   She mentioned that her husband had just been through a SRP  (Scaling And Root Planing) treatment.

I asked her about the costs.

$730 was out of pocket.   The insurance picked up 60% of the total cost.

She quickly calculated that the total expense was about $1530.

This is inline with what I vaguely remember reading in the past.   That the average cost for a full mouth SRP was right around $1600.    The costs could be expected to be slightly lower in Kentucky.

So, these numbers make complete sense.


We talked about the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator and periodontal pocket depths.    I've personally experienced a reduction in those periodontal pocket depths from using the HF and I have talked to many others about it too.

I'll be more than happy to have a no obligation discussion.  Not about sales, just conversation.  The purpose would be to help you find out if the Hydro Floss is something that would be useful to you or not.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Do I Need A Scaling And Root Planing Treatment?

If your dentist or hygienist recommended a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment, which is also known as a SRP or 'deep cleaning',  you should consider following their recommendation.  If you have doubts or questions, you can always go to another dentist or periodontist to get a second opinion.

In any case, the need for such a treatment could indicate a serious problem.  Gum disease, when it progresses beyond gingivitis begins to erode the tissue surrounding and supporting your tooth or teeth!

So, this is not a situation you want to take lightly.  Your dentist is probably recommending the treatment because you have a number of periodontal pocket depths above 3mm.

Generally speaking, 3mm and below would be considered healthy.  While above 3mm, generally speaking would be a problem.   Perhaps you have five 4mm pockets, two 5mm pockets and two 6mm pockets - as an example.   In this case, it is possible that your dentist will recommend this treatment.

In some countries a 'deep cleaning' treatment is inexpensive and this may not matter to you.  However, in America, they can range around $1600 for your full mouth.   Sometimes less, sometimes more - depending on a local conditions. 

You should be under the care of a good dentist or preferably, a periodontist, under this scenario.  Keeping your gums healthy is important if you are interested in keeping your teeth (or those that are left) for the rest of your life.

Gum disease is the number one cause for people losing their teeth.

I was personally able to shrink my periodontal pockets and get my gums to a healthy state again, using the Hydro Floss oral irrigator and avoid the recommended SRP treatment.   The improvement was noted by my dentist, who had previously recommended the SRP.   She stated that I didn't need that treatment any longer.

However, it can never be said that any one thing will work for 100% of the people, 100% of the time.  So, you definitely should not go off on your own to try anything.

Here is my suggestion.  Talk to your dentist and see if they are willing to give you about 1 1/2 months to show improvement.

If you get that approval:  Use the HydroFloss twice-per-day with two reservoirs per use (minimal) for at least a month.  Then have your dentist remeasure your periodontal pockets.  They will be able to tell if there is enough of a change to deem your gums healthy or not.

If you are a dentist reading this, consider sending any of your patients to to get their Hydro Floss.   Once you see and experience the results that your patients get, I have no doubt that a good dentist would want more of his patients to use the Hydro Floss.

You could even have them use it as  preventive home use tool.    If you need Journal studies, try the Journal of Clinical Periodontology  - May of 1993 and April of 1998 issues.   There should be enough compelling information there for you to try this with your patients.

Once you see the results, I believe you will feel really confident to recommend this device to your patients more often.

Next:  Regardless of whether you are a lay-person or a dental professional  :

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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.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 20

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Part 19

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Gum disease remains a very significant problem for people

It is unfortunate, but likely that many people reading this will think that gum disease is something they do not have.   I say that is unfortunate because dental health professionals often say that about 75% of people do have it.

Interestingly enough, nearly everyone thinks that they are in the other 25%.  However, simple math tells us that would be impossible.  Therefore, we have a lot of people walking around who think gum disease has nothing to do with them.

They will typically find out when they are told they need an expensive treatment from their dentist.  Perhaps it will be a SRP (scaling and root planing) treatment.   Perhaps they will only find out when they are told that a tooth needs to be extracted because it has become too lose.   An implant will then be needed or a partial plate.

Even worse, some people will still not be aware that the problem was caused by gum disease.  They may face the same scenario over and over again.   Loose tooth, extraction, implant or new partial.

This is very sad and it does not need to be that way.   If you have a desire to help protect yourself, your friends and your family from the ravages of this problem, the simple and easy to understand information in the book:  What You Should About Gum Disease  may be what you need.

If you are a dentist or hygienist, you might want to consider giving a copy of What You Should Know About Gum Disease to each and every patient that comes through the door.  Chances are you don't have a lot of time for patient education, but you would still like to help all those people.   Let this book do the heavy lifting for you.

Wouldn't it be great if people had an easy way to finally understand what the problem is and how they can better work with you to prevent the ravages of this problem for taking their gum tissue and teeth away?  This one way this book can really help people.

Gum Disease Is The Number One Cause Of Tooth Loss

We know that gum disease is the biggest reason that people lose their teeth.   Accidents do happen, but the vast majority of lost teeth are caused by gum disease.   The only problem is, as stated above, people remain unaware of this fact despite countless efforts to let them know.

I think the reason is that the explanation, understanding and knowledge of what can be done cannot be boiled down to just a few sentences dispensed by the hygienist at the office.  People need more information to 'get it'.   This book makes it easy and simple to 'get it'.    Then, it may be possible for people to learn how to better protect themselves form that point forward.  This is one purpose of this book.


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* I speak in general terms only, specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your doctor or dentist.