Has anybody else out there noticed that dentists seem to be recommending scaling and planing as a routine procedure now?
My dentist recommended it a few months back. After I had it done, my dentist recommended that I endure the very same procedure again in another six months to a year, even though I have no cavities, no fillings, and no evidence of gum disease. I’m planning not to follow her advice. It seems to me that one scaling and planing should be enough.
I mentioned it to my brother. He said his dentist also recommended this painful procedure recently. Since then, several other people I know have told me that their dentists recommended the same thing.
Why has scaling and planing aparently become a routine procedure? Is it really necessary for everyone? Or is this just one way for dentists to make an extra buck?