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How do you explain the need for SC/RP vs. a prophy, and why a prophy can’t be done if SC/RP is indicated?

I had a patient today that just could not understand why she needed sc/rp and not just a “regular cleaning.” This is after I tried and tried to make her understand the difference.

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Here is a link to a Q&A article I wrote about explaining perio treatment to a patient:
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