What does a gum score of 0 mean?

What does a gum score of 0 mean?

The numbers that you hear are the depths of the pockets around your teeth in millimeters. Smaller, tighter pockets usually mean healthier gums. 0-3mm without bleeding means you are in great shape. Be proud! 1-3mm with bleeding is an early sign of gingivitis.

How long does it take to recover from tooth filling?

Sensitivity from a tooth filling should go away within two to four weeks. If the sensitivity doesn’t seem to be getting any better during that time, or it lasts for longer than four weeks, contact your dentist.

Who are the only people in know about a dental procedure?

For a medical procedure, any diagnosis will be subject to a lot of review, from doctors to nurses to specialists to other clinic or hospital staff. In dentistry, the only people “in the know” are you (who presumably is not an expert), the staff who work directly for the dentist, and the dentist him or herself.

What kind of dentist did I go to for a broken tooth?

So I naturally went to another dentist who could get me in right away. He did an amazing job extracting the broken piece and then patching the tooth. He said it needed a crown, but he wanted to wait 3 months to make sure the root wasn’t infected. After 3 months I returned to the new dentist and he started the crown prep.

Is it bad to get a second opinion on a root canal?

In other words, recommending a root canal is an easy way to bill for the big-ticket crown…Even if the root canal isn’t the only viable option and a dental filling might do. If you need a root canal, it’s not a bad idea to get a second opinion, just in case you could resolve the cavity with a less expensive and invasive procedure.

What to do if your dentist tells you you need multiple fillings?

If, like me, you don’t have a history of dental issues but suddenly find yourself being told by your dentist that you need multiple fillings, seek out a second or even third opinion. Similarly, if your dentist out of the blue informs you that it’d be a good idea to replace all your old fillings, start asking questions.

So I naturally went to another dentist who could get me in right away. He did an amazing job extracting the broken piece and then patching the tooth. He said it needed a crown, but he wanted to wait 3 months to make sure the root wasn’t infected. After 3 months I returned to the new dentist and he started the crown prep.

For a medical procedure, any diagnosis will be subject to a lot of review, from doctors to nurses to specialists to other clinic or hospital staff. In dentistry, the only people “in the know” are you (who presumably is not an expert), the staff who work directly for the dentist, and the dentist him or herself.

What was the case of the dentist that sold his practice?

The case was an elderly mother against a dentist in practice for 20 years. The dentist had sold his practice to another dentist, inflating the margins and inflating the value of the practice with procedures that people didn’t need. I had seen this plenty of times before, but this abuse of patient care was egregious.

Are there dentists that don’t look at your teeth?

When dentistry is a business and new “profit centers” are available…some dentists go beyond their limitations. Many dentists are nothing more than tooth jockeys. That means that they don’t look at the whole patient.