scaling and root planing

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silverr11
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scaling and root planing

#1 Post by silverr11 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:20 am

Hi, i have some recession and i can see some red spots on my gums and i dont them to get worse.
Can i get deep cleaning ( scaling and root planing ) while im on my braces?
have anyone tried it before?
my ortho wasnt sure and told me shell ask the periodentist but didnt give me any answers yet.
thanks.

LadyLaura89
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Re: scaling and root planing

#2 Post by LadyLaura89 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi,
I had to get scaling and planing done before I got braces. My orthodontist wanted me to get that done as a precaution, since braces can "age" your teeth quite a bit. I also have to go to the periodontist for a cleaning every 8 months while I have braces on. I am not sure if they can do the thorough scaling and planing with braces on, but i don't see why they couldn't. It is not so bad, they use a numbing gel before starting, and your teeth will feel so clean afterwards.
Good luck!

EmilyTravels
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Re: scaling and root planing

#3 Post by EmilyTravels » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:30 pm

I've been wondering about standard dental cleanings while braced: do you have to have your wires removed by the ortho, or does the dentist just clean around them as well as possible? I am hoping for the latter, as I can't imagine having to schedue three appointments that close together (remove wires at ortho, dental cleaning, new wires).

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Robynellie
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Re: scaling and root planing

#4 Post by Robynellie » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 am

Going in shortly to figure this one out. I will let you know afterwards

EmilyTravels
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Re: scaling and root planing

#5 Post by EmilyTravels » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Robynellie wrote:Going in shortly to figure this one out. I will let you know afterwards
Thank you! :D
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MissEvaH
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Re: scaling and root planing

#6 Post by MissEvaH » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 am

To answer the question about dental cleanings: my hygienist has always just worked around my wires. I've never had them removed for a cleaning.

EmilyTravels
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Re: scaling and root planing

#7 Post by EmilyTravels » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:37 pm

MissEvaH wrote:To answer the question about dental cleanings: my hygienist has always just worked around my wires. I've never had them removed for a cleaning.
Thank you! I have a cleaning due in Feb or March and will still be braced. Knowing they can work around the wires makes me feel much better.
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