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I went to my dentist yesterday and told a few of my upper

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Customer: Hi. I went to my dentist yesterday and told a few of my upper teeth have pockets of 5/6 deep. suggested deep cleaning of top teeth(not lowers) despite 6 months ago the same teeth were about 3.
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Customer: My main question is if I do not do a deep cleaning now (I had one about 2 years ago) and I water floss and brush teeth regularly, could my the pockets reverse course and become a 3 again without the deep cleaning. I did go through a stressful period during the 6 month period between cleanings.
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

It would be difficult for me to give you an accurate answer without seeing your xrays .Many offices will try to talk you into a deep cleaning when there is really no evidence of bone loss between the teeth.I would need to see the current xrays to be able to advise you one way or the other.Water flossing and brushing cannot remove subgingival calculus.This is the hard material that deposits it self on the root surface.If you do not have this material,deep scaling will not give you any benefit.

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