Are bi annual "deep cleanings" necessary?


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After spending a combined $1700 out of pocket for a tooth extraction and permanent bridge, despite my HMO insurance, I thought that I would finally be cost free when I went in for a simple cleaning.
It was not to be. Since it had been two years since my last cleaning, my dentist gave me a "deep cleaning", which cost $220 out of pocket. She said a "deep cleaning" was needed every two years.

Do others agree that a deep cleaning is recommended every two years?

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Regular cleaning is recommended every 6 month if no gum issues involved and every 3 month if you were diagnosed with periodontal infection. Deep cleaning needs the indications - deep perio pockets, bone loss, excessive bacterial tartar buildup under your gum. So, what did you have 2 years ago - regular cleaning or deep cleaning?
 

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Probably not, if you come back every 3 month and can maintain good home hygiene. Once you have deep cleaning, and this is a warning sign, you really have to stick to a certain routine, understand what you are doing and what for.
 

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