Overall, Ashley and the tooth cleaner did a good job. However, after my cleaning, she said she'd escort me to the desk. I had to ask to have Dr. Zourdas go over my x-rays with me. I still have questions:
1) My Waterpik holds1 3/4 cup. How much Chlorhexidine should I add? I'm supposed to add warm water, but it would be cool by the next time I use it. O.K.? Also, the Waterpik instructions show running it along the bases of my teeth, aiming at an angle into the pockets, but others say to point it into the area between each tooth. Which do you recommend? Also, at bedtime, do I brush with sodium fluoride toothpaste, and then use the waterpik.
2) I did not get antiobiotic treatment of my pockets as Ashley suggested, which I probably should have. I'd like to avoid scaling if that would help.