Q: My dentist wanted me to be evaluated by a periodontist for possible bone loss. I went for an evaluation and he said I had bone loss and recommended osseous surgery 4+ per quad. I have no pain, no bleeding while brushing, but chronic bad breath. I thought periodontal scaling and root planing would be
Laser Instead of Scaling and Root Planing before Crown Lengthening and Osseous Surgery?
Category: Scaling and Root Planing
Q: I just came back from the dentist and was told I have advanced periodontal disease. The doctor I went to wants me to have one tooth pulled w/bone grafting. She then wants to do root/scale cleaning and then gum surgery to further clean I guess. I truly hate the dentist, hence the reason I’m
Q: I’m having a scaling and the DDS says I need six laser treatments. Is this necessary? A: It may or may not be necessary. It’s hard to say without a proper examination. I would recommend that you get a second opinion, preferably from a periodontist trained and approved in the use of LANAP (the FDA-approved
Q: Is it normal to have LANAP done before trying planing and scaling? Can dentists do scaling/planing or only periodontists? A: The best qualified professional to do any periodontal therapy is a Periodontist. The LANAP protocol includes scaling and root planing. In our laser periodontal practice, if a patient has a diagnosed periodontal condition, we