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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Root Scaling and Planing
I had scaling and planing done in 2004 and have maintained periodontal disease until recent bone loss in one quadrant. A periodontal consult recommends repeating scaling and planing since I do not want surgery. Will this have any effect on a pocket with a depth of 9?
Yes it will. The pocket will increase until you develop a major infection or even lose the tooth.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University