I really didnt think that they should have kept insisting on that cleaning either.
I went through the same thing with "root scaling and deep cleaning." He yammered ON and ON so I finally relented and let him do one quadrant, KNOWING I didn't need it. After about !) painful needles, he chipped a new front filling at the gumline and undercut a crown so that I am now having a problem with it and in general, the net effect is that my gum has receded a bit in that quadrant...a total nightmare. I told him "that will NEVER happen again."
I think this "deep cleaning and root scaling" is the latest money making gimmick.
My favorite part is that he would stick my gum with a sharp probe that would draw blood and he would say "See, your gum bleeds." After about the third time I said "Give me that probe and I'll make YOU bleed."
<I have not ever had anything but pink healthy gums without the slightest bit of tartar.>
I swear, I think this guy was under some sort of QUOTA system for "root scalings."
Part of the problem for dentists may be that since the era of fluoridated water, dentists are looking at less teenage mouths full of cavilties (like my generation had.) Without this lifetime annuity of fillings>> refillings>> re-re fillings>> crowns>>extractions>>bridgework>>>dentur es another cash cow must be found.
So now we must all be diagnosed with gum disease needing expensive invasive treatments otherwise dental incomes will start falling as the "filling generation" dies off.
My dentist, a third year student said that his schooling (at a top notch dental school) are running him 100 LARGE a year.