I have a deep pocket. My dentist did a special treatment to get it clean, but I’m wondering what else I can do?

Jenna- Baltimore

Jenna,

First, your dentist will probably do a deep cleaning every three months or so until it is completely under control. Usually a deep cleaning will get things under control for you to take over from there. What you’ll have to do is make sure you brush and floss thoroughly and regularly.

If those things don’t get it under control you may need to have a crown lengthening done with a periodontist, though some dentists know how to do this procedure themselves.

You might be interested in learning about Laser Dentistry.

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