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Periodontist or regular dentist for dental cleaning?

Q: Is it typical for a periodontist to do dental cleaning or is it normal for a regular dentist to do this? A: Depending on the practice and your situation, either the Periodontist or the regular dentist can do the

Posted in Periodontal Cleaning

How much time does it take to remove tartar/calculus?

Q: I’ll be going to the dentist in a few weeks after a long hiatus and I’m preparing myself mentally as to what he will say. I’ve been doing my own research on calculus/tartar. I know by now that I

Posted in Periodontal Cleaning

Can I have a deep cleaning and regenerative surgery at the same time?

Q: Can I have a deep cleaning and regenerative surgery at the same time? A: What specific treatment plan were you given? What case type are you?  Please provide the type of regenerative procedure suggested.  Conventional?  Laser? It is very

Posted in LANAP, Periodontal Cleaning

Deep Cleaning before Laser Surgery?

Q: Do I need to have deep cleaning before laser surgery? A: If you are having LANAP, then you don’t have to go through any scaling before the laser surgery. If it is not LANAP, then you should consider getting

Posted in LANAP, Periodontal Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

What type of treatment is necessary for gingivitis? Surgery?

Q: What type of treatment is necessary when someone has gingivitis? Is surgery necessary? A: Gingivitis is soft tissue inflammation. This is usually reversible with a thorough professional cleaning and excellent oral hygiene. However, before any gum treatment, including a

Posted in Gum Disease, Periodontal Cleaning
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