Do I need to have deep cleaning and does deep cleaning cause gum receding?
Last Aug., my dentist told me I had about 4 tartars and suggested a deep cleaning.
Last September, I had a flap surgery on one quadrant and the periodontist cleared one tartar. I used a scalor and cleared two tartars. Three weeks ago, I had a dental visit, and I told my dentist there was one tartar between two molars, which is hard for me to clear. She used a scalar and cleared the tartar. She told me she had poked deep enough and have cleared the entire tartar. So all 4 tartars are gone.
Next month, I'll have my brace put on for orthodontic treatment. I asked my family dentist if I need to have a deep cleaning before the brace. They checked my insurance and the insurance company said they would pay for all four quatrants. Then my dentist said they would suggest the 3 quardrants to be cleaned, except for the quadrant that had the flap surgery. They said they still see plaque on the X-ray that I took on 01/03/2006.
I don't know if I really need the deep cleaning. My orthodontist did not suggest it. I had a deep cleaning 2 years ago, at that time I requested not to have anaesthesia. Also, would the deep cleaning contribute to gum receding or interdental papilla (black triangle)?
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.