I have periodontal disease and I am very worried.

Discussion in 'General Dentistry Discussion' started by Ryan2240x, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Ryan2240x


    Oct 26, 2015
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    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.

    I 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).

    They 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.

    I have asked them if I should just do surgery instead and they said it wouldn't be necessary.

    Are they lying to me about their success rate? Can I keep my teeth? What is my prognosis?
    Ryan2240x, Nov 3, 2015
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  2. Ryan2240x


    Oct 31, 2015
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    They probably know what they're talking about, I imagine. Just do everything they say, but also get a second opinion just to be on the safe side.

    I never heard of the laser thing though. How much is all this?
    Over9000, Nov 7, 2015
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