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My Dentist says gum pockets too deep - again

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Patient
Posted by: staticGenerator  (8 years ago)
Hello,

I visited my dentist for a checkup and he says my gum pockets are too deep. Here this nearly every other year.

I am dissatisfied with the answers I've received about how I can better manage this problem through home care.

I used to have better success when using a rotating electric tooth brush (not a back and forth round head but individual rotating bristles) combined with a product called crest gum care. Neither of these products are made any longer. Crest has released other toothpaste products that they say replace this product, however I have a sensitivity to them and cannot use them.

I brush and floss daily, but there is no progress at home using this routine.

Anyhow, I haven't found a good solution on the market available for the home consumer that assists with this or is targeted to correct this specific problem that is working.

1. Any suggestions on what I might try off the shelf to help with this problem?
2. Why aren't dentists offering more helpful advice to help their patients make more progress with this when away from their office?
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Dentist
Hello,

I visited my dentist for a checkup and he says my gum pockets are too deep. Here this nearly every other year.

I am dissatisfied with the answers I've received about how I can better manage this problem through home care.

I used to have better success when using a rotating electric tooth brush (not a back and forth round head but individual rotating bristles) combined with a product called crest gum care. Neither of these products are made any longer. Crest has released other toothpaste products that they say replace this product, however I have a sensitivity to them and cannot use them.

I brush and floss daily, but there is no progress at home using this routine.

Anyhow, I haven't found a good solution on the market available for the home consumer that assists with this or is targeted to correct this specific problem that is working.

1. Any suggestions on what I might try off the shelf to help with this problem?
2. Why aren't dentists offering more helpful advice to help their patients make more progress with this when away from their office?


The best treatment for less-than perfect gums is increasing frequency of professional recall intervals, to every 4 or even 3 months.

My gum patients seem to show improvement with the Sonicare ultrasonic toothbrush.

You might try rinsing with peroxide, or Listerine. Chlorhexidine helps also, but it causes a temporary light yellow stain.

Don't forget to check your diet, and make sure you are well nourished. It would not hurt to take multi-vitamins.
Posted 8 years ago
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Dentist
First of all, have your dentist taught you how exactly to use your brush, how long. Have he told you more about oral showers or interdental brushes?
Posted 8 years ago
User Level:
Patient
Posted by: stephen1  (8 years ago)
For this purpose you must have to use a best brush that is advised by the dentist, and keep clean your mouth or use mouth cleaner.

Thanks.....
User Level:
Dentist
Better to use interdental cleaning methods and check whether you have any bad habits which can aggrevate your problem.
Posted 8 years ago
User Level:
Patient
Posted by: staticGenerator  (8 years ago)
Ok, I found an older interplak electric toothbrush with rotating bristles. It's an older older model and I think the battery is about dead, so I'll try a sonicare next. I've also been using a oral rinse device that seems to be Making a noticeable difference.

I'll also add Chlorhexidine to my list to try. I'm not so concerned about slightly yellow teeth for healthy gums.

Thanks for your inputs everyone.
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