It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dental Health Message Board

Explain procedure (stm tx) please

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1
jimm1 HB User
Explain procedure (stm tx) please

Hello all,
New patient at dentist office. Office in many states. So they gave several free xrays. I got a tooth removed took long, really hard to remove. Got gum stitched. Anyway they gave me a complete work up. Telling me what could be done to my big mouth. Big money but agree with work up. But again can't afford that unless I do little by little and take a few years.
The big question I have for you all. I only understand It a little. What Is (stm tx). Has to do with extensive cleaning and such. Looks like It takes up about little over 400 dollars of my whole workup plan. Thanks for any input. Jim

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 77
dabner HB User
Re: Explain procedure (stm tx) please

STM is Soft Tissue management. This deals with treating the gums, scaling and root planing or a deep cleaning. This means you have bacteria that is far beneath the gum tissue that cannot be removed by a regualr above the gums cleaning. Leaving this infected tissue in place will cause permanent bone loss and eventual loss of teeth. It is the foundation of the rest of your dental treatment and is the first step in getting a health mouth. Gum disease/periodontal disease cannot be cured but is very treatable with a deep cleaning, frequent maintenance cleanings and good home care.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Axialif Procedure/Trans 1 procedure stay2654 Back Problems 71 06-23-2010 05:34 AM
Please explain your SOD pain janart Digestive Disorders 23 07-21-2009 07:35 AM
Can someone explain what this means???? skych Pain Management 10 05-11-2008 06:38 AM
Anyone Have the Tilt Table Test? Please explain Harmony5 Heart Disorders 5 03-21-2006 08:14 PM
Quietcook-please Explain These To Me!! sandollar Back Problems 6 04-25-2005 05:47 PM
Info on STM camchase Dental Health 2 04-04-2005 01:55 PM
Please Explain An Emg Nerve Test bonesey Back Problems 2 02-21-2005 01:10 PM
Explain Needle Biopsy Procedure Please gloriakaye Thyroid Disorders 2 06-18-2003 04:49 PM
Had My Pre-op,,,,can someone please explain?? shakarkia Back Problems 12 05-22-2003 08:06 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:04 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!