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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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I had pain during RCT despite multiple anesthesias. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal treatment two weeks ago, and going back to the dentist to finish the filling tomorrow. I am terrified because even after multiple anesthesia injections, one of the roots was paining badly when the dentist was cleaning them. I feel I cannot survive that kind of pain a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but the good news is it should not hurt if it is the final filling today. In case if the tooth hurts, then filling cannot be completed today. Tell your dentist to clean it. What happens in a root canal is that the pulp tissue which is the blo...  Read Full »

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 re...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 tee...  Read Full »

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