- Oct 11, 2016
I went to a highly recommended very kind dentist after at least 14 years (other than my emergency root canal) 3 years ago. I FINALLY got myself back but I'm confused about the plan the dentist has me on. He just did x-rays but said next time he would be trying to do one to 3 fillings and then I would need a deep clean on my next two visits for my periodontal disease. Shouldn't he be cleaning my teeth of the years of tartar and plaque first or is it okay that he's going to do the fillings first? I have much more work to be done but he said trying to take in steps for my finances. I am also very fearful because he said he was worried that one tooth upper 2nd molar might need a root canal but he was going to try and fill it first to see if he could save the tooth. But can he really see what should be done without cleaning my teeth first???