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Old 08-06-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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Re: question about deep cleaning

I have just gotten back from my dentist this am, and he wouldn't clean my teeth, is referring me to a perio for "deep cleaning", spoke the same that it can be done is 2 sessions, possibly 3, giving the gums time to heal between sessions. How painful are the stitches, post op stuff? I suffer extreme panic attacks, and was in sheer terror last week after one tooth was infected that I needed to get extracted. I have been bad about having my teeth cleaned on a regular basis, since some years back the numbing shot put me into a panic attack (had ephedrine?in it) when filling a cavity. Luckily last week, they found one that didnt have ephed in it, but they are talking about putting me to sleep via IV for the deep cleaning? Is this normal?