I have been diagnosed with Periodontal disease and I am very worried that I am going to lose my teeth soon. I have two pockets in the back that are 6's and then some 4's, 5's, 3's, and 2's.\n\n\nI am scheduled to come in this Wednesday for a full scaling/root planning and they are also going to use a laser (which they told me was optional, I opted in for it, because apparently it gets more bacteria).\n\nThey have been trying to convince me that I won't lose my teeth and I just need to have this done and then my routine cleanings every 3 to 4 months. I do have some minor bone loss as well, but I don't remember how many.\n\nI have asked them if I should just do surgery instead and they said it wouldn't be necessary.\n\nAre they lying to me about their success rate? Can I keep my teeth? What is my prognosis?