Root Debridement

Root debridement is a procedure where plaque, calculus, and debris are removed from the root surface below the gum line. It is done by ultrasonic and hand instruments by consulting a dentist. It is done by getting deep into the periodontal pocket to clean the root surface. The patient is given local anesthesia for the patient's comfort.

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Can fixed retainers be worn during scaling and root planing treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just been told that I have gum disease and 3 mm to 6 mm pockets. And, my wisdom teeth have 8 mm pocket. I have braces on now and I am due to have them off next month. I need to get scaling and root planing treatment to treat my gum problems. Can I still wear a fixed retainer? I r...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can wear your fixed retainer without any problem. Also, you have to make sure that you use your removable retainer also for the next two to three years without any break. When you have periodontal problems, there is a high chance of spaces opening up between teet...  Read Full »

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