A deep cleaning, or Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), are the same thing. While SRP is the technical term, many dentists have taken to referring to them as "Gum Therapy", "Gingival Bacterial Control", or "Subgingival Therapy" because of the increasing public resistance to deep cleanings. What is it really and do you really need one?
When people think of 'cosmetic dentistry', the first thing that comes to mind is typically veneers. You have questions and we have answers. We believe we provide some of the best veneers in San Diego and want you to be able to make an informed decisions before moving forward.
Unfortunately, as in most industries where the end product isn't technology, very little focus is typically placed on it. Sure, when you walk into a dental office you see a computer behind the desk that presumably does something relatively important, the brochure said they use the latest technology, and you can watch “The View” on the toe monitor at your feet—and this is about the point at which most people stop caring. However, both from the clinician's perspective as well as the patient's perspective, I think this is a mistake and I'll explain why you should care.
So your dentist has told you that you need some work done and you aren’t sure what it is or what your other options are. Should you get a filling or an inlay? An onlay or a crown? We'll help you decide.
As a patient, how do you know what you need to look out for to ensure your oral health is in good hands? When you find a good deal, are you risking your health or are you being a financial wizard?
So your local dentist advised that you need a crown and is now offering to do it ‘same day’ for you--what is this, what’s the benefit, and most importantly, why should you care?
Who’s real and who’s fake? We’re not talking about his hair or her e-mails, we’re talking about those political pearly whites. Most of us have had some dental work done, but are some of those perfect smiles au naturel or are they the work of a dentist?
How many cavities do you see in the x-ray above? One? Five? Unless you're a dentist, you probably can't tell. Is your dentist taking advantage of that?