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Old 03-17-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Question 6 months since deep cleaning....HELP!!!!

i don't get it. 6 months ago, i had a 2 part deep cleaning. one week was the left side, 2 weeks later was the right side. however, like i said that was 6 months ago...

since then, i have been flossing, been brushing, been using Plax, been using mouthwash and guess what? my bottom front teeth of full of dried, caked on calculus. if i open my mouth and look at my teeth, look at the back of the front teeth, you see all the yellow looking crud and no matter how hard i brush, nothing comes off.

today at work, a huge piece of calculus broke off and now my tongue is playing with the vacant hole it left. i know its calculus, because i put a toothpick by the hole and it's solid, so i was told, if it was solid, then my tooth is fine and it's tartar that broke off.

i don't get this. what am i not doing or what am i doing wrong?

is there any at home treatments i can do to maybe soften the tartar so that i can remove it?

will i need another deep cleaning or will a regular cleaning be able to get the hard plaque off?

i'm calling my dentist tomorrow to see about an appointment, but i don't have $200 for a deep cleaning, but i also don't know if a regular cleaning will help.

help me...please!
Charlene

 
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: 6 months since deep cleaning....HELP!!!!

I don't know if this is any help to you but I too had a bunch of dried in calculus form on the inside of my bottom teeth a few weeks after a deep cleaning. I took it off (and I am sure this was not a good idea but it is what i did) by scratching with the point of a safety pin. since that time, this amount has not formed again on my teeth. I have been back several times to the dentist for other things and they have not mentioned my having a large amount of calculus under my gums.

 
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